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.
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