Saturday, September 15, 2012

Forgetful

Sometimes, I forget things, like announcing winners of giveaways.

The winner of the August jelly roll party is Sue, who did some awesome machine quilting on her table runner! (Sue - I just sent you an email - be sure to reply, and I'll have Fabric Depot send you a scrap bag!)

Other times, I forget things like blogging about finished quilts, which is crazy, since that's the whole reason I started this blog. But ahem. Moving along.

Last July, one of my high school friends/college roomates had a baby. A baby with extremely pinch-able cheeks and eyebrows that arch exactly like hers. He's kind of adorable. He's also going to be the most zoologically inclined baby on the block because I made this quilt for him.

Take this with a grain of salt because science has never been my strongest area of interest, but there are animals on this quilt I'd never even heard of before I picked up this panel.

close up of the blocks

The quilt started with an "alphabet animals" panel, designed by Lisa deJohn. I cut up the squares, sashed them with some solid 2.5" strips, and wonki-fied them to square them up to 8.5" square a la this quilt along. I had to add in a few extra 9-patch and wonky star blocks to bring up the total number of squares to an even 30.

wonky alphabet panel

The backing is a mix of Heather Bailey and another coordinating red print that I picked up at Thimble Pleasures, but whose selvage is now long gone. This is what happens when you wait 8 months to blog about finished quilts. You lose selvages and don't, in fact, remember who designed that particular fabric.

zig zag backing

The quilting is a medium-scale loopy stippling - I think the loops make for a nice contrast to the hard angles and wonkiness of the blocks.

If you haven't seen it already, Nicole recently made a super-cool quilt with this panel too! (Her post is actually what jiggered my memory and made me realize I hadn't blogged about this quilt.)

Quilt Stats:
Started: July 2011
Finished: January 2012
Machine-pieced, machine-quilted


5 comments:

  1. Super cute Megan. Sometimes I forget just how useful a panel can be. I have several. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  2. Very very cute Megan! And hey, we're all forgetful sometimes. No worries. :)

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  3. What a great quilt! Love how you used the panel.

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  4. So sweet! I love how you made the blocks wonky. One lucky baby!

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  5. Yay! We love, love, love the quilt and have gotten loads of compliments on it!

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