Yes, I know ichthylology is the study of fish, not squid. I also know I’m sick, and I should have just let this project take a little longer, but last night I just had to push through and OWN this puppy. And I think you’ll agree it was time well-spent.
Yeah, that’s right! Super soft but watch out. Those tentacles will make a mangled mess of you. Yes, the hood is down. So it can WATCH you.
So, this project was a challenge. Making squid tentacles – to applique? To hand- or machine-quilt? Designing a hood that is sufficiently squiddy but also functions as a hood? (I think I nailed it). Bonus, I truly believe wee babies will enjoy grasping at their tentacles… maybe even mouthing them a bit if we get lucky.
I had fun quilting the whole business. The body is quilted in lazy waves; the squid itself striated lines. The whole bunting is underlined in a lightweight fusible fleece and lined in a midweight super-soft fleece.
Zipper in the back for easy baby installation!
Yes. It is rather squid-like, isn’t it?
EYES. My first time, ever, doing needle-turn applique. I have to say it’s rather addictive. I’m considering sewing a tiny little cloth crab affixed to a snap, so the squidlet can hold its lunch. What say you?