The Sew Mama Sew blog had a great idea of converting a dingbat font that uses origami pictures into paper-pieced blocks. However, rather than go through the rather lengthy process of figuring out how to convert a line drawing into a quilt block, I prefer the easier cut and paste method using sew and bond. Because I'm lazy.
My first idea was to make a tote bag using the whale character:
a much more eco-friendly alternative to wrapping paper or a paper gift bag. Despite the starting piece measuring a healthy 14" x 16", the resulting tote is much smaller. Perfect for a small child to carry. Next on the list are a squirrel and elephant.