Since Paul is not a girl, it became a challenge to find fabrics which could represent each season but not be eye-rollingly feminine, or worse nursery themed, combined with the sheep. My personal stash was not a lot of help so off I went to the local quilt shop. It took some doing, but I was delighted to find fat cuts which were not break the bank expensive:
I had a nice piece of favorite grey print from my stash to sober it up a bit and use for the trim and backing, apparently I never took a photo of it, bad me.
Close look at the seasons fabric.
Here are the original pieces. The pattern was scaled up for this project.
On to the pattern. A sheep duvet cover has been on the to-do list for years. This pattern for a sheep was a find on the Internet. It is ingenious because how the feet, head, body and tail are positioned gives a different look and personality to the animal. It make me laugh to look at it.
Two bodies and a whole bunch of little legs
Simple windowpane arrangement: I think it should have had a thin grey sashing around each patch.
I had to hand sew the padded cording. That was a little unexpected horror.
I am not totally satisfied with it; it is pretty good for a one day project though. Paul likes it and that is after all what matters most. I think the duvet cover-to-be will benefit from the experiment....and I love to work with this sheep pattern!