I just finished my Giant Panda wall hanging (A13717)! It’s large, 34″ x 37″ and I think it’s fantastic! Look at his eyes! So pensive!
It’s part of Rob Appel’s Endangered Species Quilt Project. With each pattern in the series that is sold, $3 is donated. Michael Miller, whose wonderful Fairy Frost fabric is used in these patterns, also donates $3. So you can be helping endangered species while you’re enjoying creating a striking wallhanging.
I used Heat ‘N’ Bond‘s new Feather Light (996591) fusible, and even where there are several layers, it isn’t stiff! And it was easy to do, too. I was surprised how quick it was, with lots of big pieces, easy raw edge applique and easy quilting.
Here you can see one of our new boys, Bernstein, just a few days after he got to our home, helping me out with the accent strip. He’s already an avid sew-er!
My next Endangered Species project is the Bengal Tiger (A1371)! I’m sure Bernie will be excited about this one!
Update: Many of you know we lost the last three cats from our original cat family, over more than 20 years, in the last quarter of 2011. We had gotten our new boys, Bernstein and Puccini, in November, and lost our little girl, Kassi, a few days before Christmas.
Our new girl, also from the Humane Society, will come home next week after her stitches are removed from being spayed. She’s a three-year old Siamese with beautiful blue eyes, and she promised she’ll be a lap sitter for Dick! I’ll post pictures after she gets used to being here. (If you have room in your heart and home, please visit your local Humane Society and find someone you needs you.)
Thanks to all who commiserated with us on our losses. Many sew-ers are also animal lovers!
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