It is interesting how things happen to start a creative journey. One of my friends mentioned that she using an Accuquilt Go design for creating something out of a completely different medium. A day or so passed and the thought was evidently simmering in my brain. It was in the subconscious - and I was not actively thinking about it. In fact, I was working on a weaving project. But it was there, lurking, brewing up an idea. I don't remember exactly what I was planning, but WHAM! There it was and I raced over to my collection of cutting dies. I pulled out four different dies - then I sat an looked at them. I had the *dog, *cat, *Overall Sam* and a *bird.
Each, alone, was a bit small for my idea. ***********WAIT! If I put Sam and the dog together?????? Okay it is worth cutting some fabric to see.
I picked out pieces of pre-fused fabric and cut the pieces. I took them to the ironing station (aka the ironing board in the "spare" room. (spare? Ha!) I put down some release paper and fuse tacked the pieces together lightly. Hmm.....I pulled the pants part away and trimmed it down. I took the suspender bit and made a belt from it. (Never forget you have creative control and options!) He is now just "Sam" as he is no longer in overalls. I prepared a background with "grass" and "sky" fabrics and fused it all together on a piece of quilt batting.
I used a colored pencil to add the puppy's eye and nose, but I will probably thread paint those areas when I sew and quilt it.
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