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
Linking Up With:
One Monthly Goal
Wednesday Wait Loss
Put Your Foot Down
It finished beautifully, and just in time! I love the backing and the pop of color in the binding.
that is really cute sounds like it was finished just in time
What a great panel! A little one will love looking at all those animals.
Cute!!! Great job on the corners, too!!!
Well done! Super cute! 🙂
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.
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!
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:)
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.
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!
This is such a cute quilt, Kathleen!
What a cute one! I really like that animal panel!
Great job! Your quilting looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.
Red and teal is one of my favorite combos, and this is so pretty. Your quilting sets off those blocks beautifully!
The panel is so cute but the addition of right accents takes it to another level. Love the quilting too.