So, backstory: about three years ago I was looking for a hobby. A friend sent me to Craftster and told me to browse until I saw something I wanted to do. I saw this http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=132059.0
and knew what I wanted to do. Except MORE. There was no way I was making a Muppet quilt without Fraggles.
And I knew it had to have Swedish Chef, and Beaker, and Statler, and Waldorf...and all of a sudden I was on my way to this:
That's 25 Jim Henson characters from The Muppet Show
, Sesame Street
, and Fraggle Rock
. Only 11 of them came out of the book Quilting with the Muppets
. The rest I designed using the same technique and pictures from the web.
And the real kicker? I sewed every single one of those squares BY HAND. Because back then I still thought I was going to do handquilting. I won't tell you how often I swore while making the squares (especially the Count and his 29 *$&%&#* tiny pieces). Let's just say there's a reason this quilt sat unfinished for almost two years until I got a good machine and did the quilting in a day.
Closer-up pictures of the quilt: