I’ve been working away and have finally finished the last three blocks of my Animal ABC quilt – X, Y and Z. The letter Z was easy, as I had fabric printed with zebras.
Z is for zebra
As for X and Y, I thought I would see what I could find on Google and trace a picture of something off.
X was rather tricky, but then I found images of x-ray fish. Yes, there really is such a thing. X-ray Tetra fish have translucent skin and their bones shine though! Here is my version of an x-ray fish. Then today a blog reader told me about Xenops, a South American bird. And I believe there is also a frog starting with X. Who would have known?
X is for X-ray Tetra fish
As for the letter Y. I decided on yak, found and printed a picture, traced it off, and appliqued it down. So Y is for yak, a big shaggy beast with horns.
Y is for yak
I’m really pleased that I persevered this week and completed the last ten blocks. I’m so much further along with this project than I was last week. Now all I have to do is put it all together. And quilt it. I’ll get there – one step at a time!
And tomorrow, I get to roll the dice again, and see what number UFO I get to work on for the next week - that's always exciting.