After the Mario Brothers quilt was finished I was so happy with the final result that I thought that I would give another one ago. But this time I would use bigger squares. I found a Perler bead design on Pinterest of a Sugar skull that I liked and that I thought my other brother would like.
Having no idea how to translate the design into a quilting pattern, I decided that I would just design it and give it a go. I emailed Dawn again (Dawnlewis.com.au) for some advice and encourgagement. Her suggestion was to draw it out on graph paper and work from there. So thats what I did.
Once that was sorted, I bought a whole heap of fabric and got cutting squares. This quilt took me a lot longer to do than the mario quilt. I think it was because I was just sewing random squares together rather than working on smaller pictures. Plus I got bored. But the fact that my brothers birthday was quickly approaching was the only reason I finished.
This is it…. The final product complete with baby for size comparison. It turned out a bit bigger than I planned but I am glad that it is done and I think my quilting career is done and dusted….at least for the time being. And just for the more observant readers there are a few squares that are incorrect…I don’t know what happened and it wasn’t until I was finished that I noticed it.