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Alphabet Quilt #2 – OMG

Animal Quilt #2 was finished in the nick of time. I don’t know why I put the binding off, but I think it was because I was trying to make some progress on my Stay at Home Round Robin. Also, I was doing some fun work with Kari Schell of On Point Quilter. She needed someone who uses a Mac to work on pattern writing with her. I had a lot of fun doing it, but it could be another reason that I let the binding sit for a bit.

This panel is just so much fun. I did everything I wanted to with this version. I love the bright inner border with the dark blue outer border. The pantograph I used for the panel is Modernish #1. I love that it just will be a path through the animals for a young child to follow. I think this quilt will be going to a family friend and her newborn son, due around May 1. We were at her wedding, probably 4 years ago, maybe even more. I love having quilts at the ready for these occasions. Its bright and cheery and primary colors…will work and a young child will have a lot of fun learning all the animals on here. I am keeping my eye out for another quilt panel like this – I think it is stash worthy and a fast quilt when needed!

For the outside borders, I used a technique I learned from Megan Best, of Best Quilter. It actually is pretty fast, once you remind yourself what the heck the steps are. I use the Alternating Loops and Corner from the Prostitcher stitcher. I almost stitched it in gold, like the panel, but I chickened out. Maybe the next version – I have at least two more of these same panels. You will also notice I was a little short on the binding, so I improvised and added a little pop of color.

Wild Meadow by Chong A Hwang, Timeless Treasures

When I saw this backing I knew it would be perfect. It is just a riot of color, and what baby won’t love that! I bought enough to do the other quilts, too, and I think it may be the inspiration for my World of Color Blog Hop piece.

Thank you, Patty of Elm Street Quilts for running One Monthly Goal. I know this would not be finished without it. This way, I am ready for e baby’s arrival around May 1!

Alphabet Animals #2
32.5″ x 50″
Panel: “Animal Magic” by Tracey English for Clothworks
Pantographs: Modernish, Alternating Loops 1, Alternating Loops 1 Corner
Quilting Thread: Glide Sand and Glide Navy 40wt.
Batting: Quilter’s Dream Select Cotton

Coming Up on My Blog:
February RSC – Rainbow Scrap Challenge
Stay at Home Round Robin – 3/21
Tips and Tutorials on the 22nd – 3/22
March RSC – Rainbow Scrap Challenge
Wonderful World of Color Blog Hop – 4/18

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15 Comments

  1. February 28, 2022 / 6:15 pm

    It finished beautifully, and just in time! I love the backing and the pop of color in the binding.

  2. karenfae
    February 28, 2022 / 9:13 pm

    that is really cute sounds like it was finished just in time

  3. February 28, 2022 / 9:40 pm

    What a great panel! A little one will love looking at all those animals.

  4. March 1, 2022 / 1:08 am

    Well done! Super cute! 🙂

  5. lynn bourgeois
    March 1, 2022 / 8:07 am

    This is an exciting and fun quilt, that can be enjoyed by the new baby and an older sibling. Something that can be shared. I love that idea. Inclusive.

  6. March 1, 2022 / 8:46 am

    What a fun baby quilt. The panel is so cute, and I love the backing. Great idea using that pop of color in the binding, too!

  7. Barbara T
    March 1, 2022 / 9:14 am

    The whole thing is so sweet! Love the panel and your choice of panto and border quilting…. and that lime green on the binding is genius. Limes –> limeade:)

  8. Vicki in MN
    March 1, 2022 / 9:49 am

    Congrats on your finish. Everything about this quilt is a winner, especially for a child. I like that you have points on the ends of the wishbones, a great variation.

  9. March 1, 2022 / 11:53 am

    Love everything about this little quilt, especially the pop of color in the binding. What was a potential issue for you is a great idea to incorporate into my next quilt! That is a great panel, and I like your thought to have one on hand and ready to go. Nice finish!

  10. Brenda @ Songbird Designs
    March 2, 2022 / 10:47 am

    This is such a cute quilt, Kathleen!

  11. inquiringquilter
    March 7, 2022 / 7:08 pm

    Great job! Your quilting looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

  12. April 1, 2022 / 7:56 am

    Red and teal is one of my favorite combos, and this is so pretty. Your quilting sets off those blocks beautifully!

  13. April 6, 2022 / 9:35 am

    The panel is so cute but the addition of right accents takes it to another level. Love the quilting too.

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