Recently one of my friends asked me to design some dinosaur appliques for her. Her grandson’s room was being decorated with dinosaurs and she wanted to make some throw pillows for his bunk beds. “Something between juvenile and realistic.” So, I created 4 new designs for our Dinosaur Applique Collection.
The first dinosaur was patterned after an apatosaurus that I like to call “Patty”. I will be sharing the other 3 designs over the next few weeks. As always, I made the dinosaur to fit on a 6″ x 6″ block but it can be enlarge of reduced to meet your needs. My friend is going to enlarge them to 12″ x 12″ to applique to 16″ pillows.
If you have a budding paleontologist in your family, I hope he or she enjoys our new friend. And, of course, I will be sharing coloring pages for each applique, too!
Directions for your Apatosaurus applique.
Make a copy of the pattern which can be found HERE.
Cut out felt using the photo and pattern. Transfer any embroidery markings.
Using a running stitch and 2 strands of floss, sew the body part with the feet to the block.
Using a running stitch and 2 strands of floss, sew the body part with the head to the block overlapping the lower body part according to the pattern.
Using a running stitch and 2 strands of floss, sew the stripes to the back.
Using a running stitch and 1 strand of floss, sew the eye to the head.
Using a French knot and 6 strands of floss, add a knot to the center of the eye.
Using a stem stitch and 6 strands of floss, add the mouth.
A coloring page for this applique and the rest of the Dinosaur Applique Collection will follow soon!