I love starting a new quilt! Of course, I love finishing a quilt, too, but somehow I start more than I finish.
I finished the pattern for the Mickey quilt and took it to Kinko's for enlargement. I'm talking ENLARGEMENT! As the oversized copies came out of the printers, there were two men waiting to copy some blueprints. They joked that I was printing wallpaper. I enlarged the pattern 600%. So now my little dog is five feet tall!
The next step was to trace the enlarged pattern onto a piece of muslin for the foundation of the applique. Did I mention I'm hand appliqueing this portrait? Yes, I know, it will take months, but that's okay.
I've decided to use solid fabrics only. Here are some of them. The purples and pinks on the bottom of the stack will be on his tongue, if you're wondering.