Both dinosaurs are finished now, happy dance! I was worried about doing the boy dinosaur because of the tiny bits on his "hands" and "legs", so I asked for advice and several bloggers gave me some tips: Go slow, and experiment with stitch width and length. I have learned so much from others, so thank you, each of you for your help. My confidence with machine applique is slowly growing now.
I did plenty of samples to find the right combinations. I also tried out some other stitches for the first time, and I liked this stitch for the eyes, so they are done by machine too.
I want this quilt to have a touch of whimsy, so the girl has a bow and some red lipstick now.
Now that the dinosaurs are done, the next step is to add the blue and brown patchwork rows above and below. Maybe tomorrow... I want to look at something else for awhile.
Tonight is FNWF hosted by dear Cheryll. There is still time to sign up over at her place. I think I will put on my fave BeeGees cd and work on the plates I showed in my previous post. I had enough fabric to make 6 more plates to go with the first 5. I cut the remaining fabric into 4" squares to have on hand as leaders and enders. Cya tonight then, xx debbie