I love animals. The animals have such cute expressions. It was so much fun to bring them to life in fabric. Collect all nine and make a whole quilt. Use your favorite animal as a center block. Create adorable pillows. Enjoy. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Basic quilting skills. The instructions included in this pattern make it possible for everyone to be successful if you chose to hand applique. The hippo can be hand or machine stitched or fused. Choose any method that works for you. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Appoximately 16"x 18" plus border.