Hi and welcome to my stop on the Panda-Monium blog hop with Fat Quarter Shop! I was tempted to make a pillow out with this crazy cute new free pattern, but at the last minute I realized that it would be the perfect thing to hang in my son's room. He's three and a half and loves the color green, and I used Drip in Bayou from Jessica Levitt's Cascade line for Windham as the background. It's raining on my panda! I was initially concerned that it might be difficult to get all the directional fabric going the right way, but it turned out to be easy — I just had to think carefully before I cut those pieces.
My friend Jess suggested a bamboo-like pattern for quilting, and I had fun free motion quilting the linear pattern with leaves. There is a free YouTube video tutorial to keep you company while you make this little guy; click here to check it out. There is also a kit that can be purchased that includes the original light pink background color.
A friend brought me some flowers from her garden yesterday. My peonies are finishing up so these made my day. Happy Friday, and I look forward to seeing all your pandas!