The Walrus quilt block

Posted by Ruth on 11 April 2016 | 1 Comments

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If you read my last week's post, you will know that April is Autism Awareness month so I am turning my son's drawings into quilt blocks. I have to say, they make really cute blocks and fun to make too. I'm making one each week for this month of April, but I may go on to make more as I am thinking these blocks will turn into a great baby quilt and four just won't be enough.

Last week I made the Crab Block, this week it is a walrus {edit}[I've since made another The Parrot]. I decided to use fun fabrics for the walrus - blue with stars is his body - and I put him on a sandy beach - speckled fabric with dots that reminds me a lot of sand. His eyes are bright orange just to add a little contrast.

applique fabrics cut out and pressed in place

I used matching threads...

threads in blue and orange for stitching applique in place

And I did all the stitching using free-motion, however blanket stitch would work well too. Look how much better the block looks with all the stitching...

Walrus applique block complete

I love the plumpness of his body created by the stitching lines. What fun this has been to make!

If you are interested in this pattern, you can find it here: The Walrus Block

PS: All purchases go directly to my son, a 26 year old young man who has dealt with autism through all those years when no one really knew much about autism. Research and knowledge are definitely important, and awareness helps others understand about it. These kids can be very talented and smart. 

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  • A charming block and the quilting enhances the shapes. What fun.

    Posted by Anita, 13/04/2016 12:28pm (4 years ago)

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