The paper pieced octopus for this month’s Piece Bee With You mama Lynne. She wanted, and I quote, ‘aquatic organisms’ (so that would be sealife to the rest of us ;o) ). Someone else had already claimed a jellyfish, and a flock of goldfish had sprung up (do goldfish do shoals? That just seems odd somehow) Anyway, so I claimed the octopus before anyone else got in there (although at just over 60 pieces, perhaps there was a reason no-one else had rushed there :oD ).
I have to admit now that I made the eyes French knots, piecing them in might have given me a healthy shove over the edge (and I’m really not healthy right now as I have tonsillitis and the offending parts feel about the size of golfballs :o/ ) Still, I was proud of my fabric finds, they both seemed to work really well for the pertinent parts. He’s about 7 1/2″ x 7 3/4″, and I hope I’ve left enough of the requisite space around for her to play with if needed.
And now it’s time for bed, and then the rest of the weekend is MINE, all MINE mwahahahahaha
OMG 60 pieces!!! I would have gone crazy!!! your fabric really works well, hope your tonsills start behaving themselves soon, ice cream works for me. HUGS
i love him!!! i didn't pick octopus for that very reason- many many pieces were inevitable.
60 pieces I can't believe it. You are mad. Doing it all with a bad throat, you are extra mad. (I real love it)
Wow, Katy! You truly are mad! LOL! I love the fabric, too. I hope your throat feels better soon. Hugs, Janice
Katy! That is the cutest octopus, hands down, that I've ever. seen. So adorable. I hope you get well soon!! xo
He's great. I made one for a fancy dress outfit once for one of the kids, it gets boring after half a dozen legs!! What happened to the test post? I didn't get the chance to ignore it 🙁
Havea good weekend
I agree you are mad, 60 pieces and tonsilitis to boot! Looks wonderful though, so maybe mad is good 🙂 Enjoy your weekend.
Cute and again cute. Hope you're feeling better soon. Hugs!
Oooh loving your octopus, sorry to hear your ill, hope you get better soon x
Mr. Arms (giggle) is great. Really, 60 pieces? Good grief.
Happy Weekend and feel better. Golf balls in your throat – that isn't fun. )o:
What an awesome block! I'm totally scared of paper piecing – and 60 pieces is pretty full on. Can't believe you did it while sick! Hope you're better soon.
60 pieces!! Are you totally mad?!? Your octopus block is so dan cute and to think you did this with golf balls in your throat. Now that you've got the weekend, rest up and get better. Hugs
Your octopus is fantastic! Hope you feel better soon x
Holy cow, this little guy is AMAZING! I'm completely impressed! 🙂
This is so darn cute! Thanks for sharing!
Awesome job, he's tentaclicious!
You are definitely the PP Queen now – 60 pieces, OMG.
Hope you feel better soon.
What a cute octopus! Feel better soon!
It looks great! Hope you feel better soon! x
Look at that little cutie!
Damn you are good!!
I love that Octopus!! Oh my goodness! You are an amazing woman as I know I would have given up after I got one tentacle done. 🙂
It looks really great.
oh my god! i am bowing, seriously, bowing to you right now!!!