After several years of being looked over, handled, moved about, these appliqued animals blocks have finally made it into the "finished" stack. Well, almost; they aren't quilted yet, but there's no hurry about that.
The scrappy squares were intended to be used in a Triple Irish Chain top, but I didn't like the looks of that arrangement. They just happened to be the right size to use with the appliqued blocks.
Each animal's body is made from the basic pear-shaped pattern, with tails, ears, or feet added.
My top measures about 38 inches square; the one in the magazine is larger. I plan to do a lot more quilting on mine too. The pattern came from the June, 1984 issue of the Quilt World magazine. 1984, you say? Does that make it a vintage pattern? I was only 43 years old that year ~ am I vintage?
Think about it,