Sunday, October 21, 2012

Too Serious About Quilting?

Sometimes I have to remind myself that, even though I am very serious about quilting (it is my JOB!), quilting itself doesn't have to be very serious.

Last week a young friend introduced me to Eric Slager and his Minimalist Muppets.  Something about the simplicity of the shapes just stuck with me.  I decided to see if I could reproduce one of the Muppets as a pillow for my young friend.

I went to the Quilt Basket with my favorite lawyer (hiya Peg!) and bought some green fabrics:


I decided that it was ok to try something other than what I normally do (machine quilting), so I started drafting a paper-piecing pattern:

Much to my surprise, I survived (and enjoyed?) the paper-piecing:

The flash ruined the color in this photo, but my Minimalist Kermit pillow (thanks to Eric Slager) was finished:

My young friend loved it!  And I love her.

I don't think I am done with Mr. Slager's work yet.  Which Muppet would you choose next?


Donna said...

Cookie Monster. What's not to like about cookies?

grendelskin said...

Oh, ack, how cute! I'd be tempted to do Bunsen and Dr. Honeydew - it's be fun to use en entirely plain background and quilt on the eyeglasses! Kermit and Sweetums are the most readily identifiable I think - thanks for the link, I had fun poking around the images of movie posters!