This week it only took me 40 minutes to whip up the (1) block for the Elephant Parade QAL: a super fun frog. My husband *loves* frogs, so I asked him to dig through my stash with me to pick out the fabrics for this cute little guy.
I chose to also fuse down the black centers of the frog’s eyes for my block.
When my husband and I made the cross-continent move from coastal Virginia to our high desert little mountain town in California back in 2008, we thought our days of having frogs in the yard were over. Boy were we wrong! It turns out that Pacific Chorus Frogs (also known as the Pacific Tree Frog) is native to our area. We enjoy getting to hear them sing at night when we go for our walks around town, and if there is a frog in the street or on the sidewalk, you can bet my husband will chase it down and deliver it safely to a yard or somewhere cozy and away from streets and cars. Pacific Chorus Frogs survive and thrive up to 10,000 feet in the high Sierra mountains, and we love to find them on our backpacking adventures in the mountains. Don’t you just love the sporty stripe down the side of the Pacific Chorus Frog and how it is even echoed in its eye? 🙂