I'm having a tremendous amount of fun with this giveaway, too! I can't tell you how grateful I am that Sew Mama Sew hosted it. I hope to have time to make the rounds and participate. Maybe I could be a winner?!
Most people wouldn't choose to be a vampire from the comments so far. I can understand all points of view and reasoning. I will hold off on sharing my answer until the end of the contest. Team Edward or Team Jacob...Team Switzerland? I have a choice for that, too. Think Eclipse, the movie and Bella's speech at the end....
There is still time to enter. The contest runs until December 16, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. PST.
I'm still working on Anubis. I cleaned the pattern up by hand some yesterday afternoon. The pattern is complicated. It still needs work. I hate to give up detail as I've said. I design with myself in mind and I would never design anything or finalize a pattern that I didn't think I could piece. I look at this block and I know it's going to be tough and maybe impossible at 6 inches.
I made a few cosmetic changes. The end symbol of the staff is a bit thicker. The ears are more alike. I tweaked the face a bit for piecability. I changed it's waist a bit too for piecability reasons. I've done some cropping of the block, too. The 1/4-1/2" of background I've cropped means that the Anubis (and it's parts) will be a little bigger. My last adjustment was to crop away the staff on the right side. I still think it looks fierce!
Before and after:
Edited 2:30 pm MST:
Ha! My best quilting and Twiight friend, Lydia, pointed out that I left off his anklet. I totally notice that now and miss it. I'll have to fix it in the final version.
****I may be on a hiatus for a couple of days. I've heard of a family in need and I'm going to try to make a Christmas quilt for the family. It won't be Twilight-themed....I haven't focused on much else of late. I hope I remember how to sew. Wish me luck. Merry Christmas!!!!