Sunday, September 10, 2017
Paper Pieced Tree Frog
My boyfriend's mother is visiting later this month and I wanted to make her something... I don't know too much about her preferences, but I've been told she likes frogs. I planned on going the ceramics route and throwing a bowl or mug, digging deep for my inner artist and sculpting a frog to it, but moving got in the way, so I defaulted back to sewing.
Craftsy has lots of affordable patterns, and then there are the free ones, which bring me so much joy! I found a few paper pieced frog patterns online, but I couldn't really beat this one which is free and adorable. The description mentions how the lady found the art in German, and deconstructed it into a pattern. It says intermediate difficulty, but I think if you have any experience with paper piecing you'd find it pretty doable.
I changed the size down to an 8" square, am adding a border, quilting it, and turning it into a box pouch. I haven't done any free motion quilting or made any pouches for over a year so I'm sure I'll have some madcap adventures in seam ripping coming up! I want to put googly eyes on it, but I'm not sure the recipient would find that as amusing as I would. :(