I haven’t looked very hard, but I haven’t ever seen a possum quilt block. Yet, that’s just what I’ve been working on, specifically for my Charley Harper quilt.
This is part of a needleturn applique project introduced in an earlier post. If you’re familiar with Charley Harper’s original, you may know that this version is lacking some of the detail, notably the whisker dots on the possums’ noses. There are two reasons for this. One is that I didn’t want to clutter up the clean lines with imprecise dots (it is incredibly difficult to replicate the precision of the original work in applique!). Translating the art into quilt blocks does require some editing for the medium. The second is that I just hate French knots… they never come out right and I’m pretty sure at some point the ones that are on there are going to get pulled out by a curious kitty. That’s my embroidery confession. So there you have a possum quilt block.