28 July 2017

Raccoon Mini



This Raccoon Mini quilt was a really fun make! I love the rainbow feel of this wee quilt. It's refreshing for me to be able to dig into those solids every now and again.





These are not my first sneaky raccoons.....





There was an entire quilt full here.....





And some of those raccoons, shared in that post, were half sized blocks.
The babies were especially cute!





I had some leftover fabric from making the backing for my original Dog Gone Cute quilt that I used to piece the backing for this mini. It's Windy Day in Aqua from the Backyard Baby collection by Patty Sloniger for Michael Miller Fabrics. I love the soft blues and greens. And the pop of contrasting orange used to make those wee birds.





I added corner tabs for hanging this mini. All you need to do is drill a hole in the center of a yard stick after cutting it to the correct length. Then you can hang this mini invisibly. I think it would look adorable in a nursery!






I considered using a solid for the binding, but then I spied this sweet green piece from Northcott Fabrics hanging around in my stash and felt it made the perfect fresh frame.




The quilting was performed using my walking foot to create organic wavy lines with white thread both on top and in the bobbin.






The "Raccoon" mini quilt finished at 26.5" x 26.5"
and was the 41st use of my 2nd edition of 100 labels
ordered from Ikaprint.














You can find the Raccoon Block pattern here in my shop

The block pattern includes instructions for both the full size and half size blocks. And the instructions for turning the full size blocks into a mini quilt can be found here.









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26 July 2017

Let's Bee Social #187



Welcome to the Let's Bee Social!
So glad to have you join us for the Let's Bee Social weekly linky party!

Apparently I could not get enough of the giraffe made as part of the Jungle Baby design I shared with you last week. Now I have been working on a new design called Giraffes in a Row. This sweet jungle themed quilt features a whole row of forward facing giraffes. The four giraffe version finishes at approximately 40" square. And the six giraffe version finishes at 57" square.





It was fun coming up with different rainbow colourways that could be used to make this quilt. But I really like the more traditional yellow and brown combination as well!











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21 July 2017

Jungle Baby



I am thoroughly delighted to be sharing the Jungle Baby quilt with you this happy Friday!





Both of those adorable faces make me smile! I know these are not the first giraffe or monkey that I have made. But I can't get over how cute these two look together!





I made some side view giraffe in this Giraffe Love quilt. And then I made some more with this first Giraffe Family quilt and this second Giraffe Family quilt.

I made a quilt with monkeys in Monkey See Monkey Do quilt. The Monkey See Monkey Do quilt is for sale in my shop here.

Then I made another quilt with monkeys in Monkey Business. And it is for sale in my shop here.





Who can resist that face?!!!





This is a small quilt and a quick make. The pattern comes with instructions to make with or without “BABY”. Or you can purchase my Alphabet pattern to personalize.





After coming up with the design idea and writing up the prototype pattern, I hurried off to my sewing room in search of fabrics to use. What did I come across? This adorable backing fabric from Northcott Fabrics that I had completely forgotten about! This is Safari Animals and I purchased it two years ago from Canadian National Fabric.





I added corner tabs for hanging this quilt. All you need to do is drill a hole in the center of a yard stick after cutting it to the correct length. Then you can hang this mini invisibly. I think it would look adorable in a nursery!





The same fabric used for the eyes is used for the binding. And makes a nice strong frame. The background is a Northcott Fabrics that has silver specks, giving it a soft grey appearance.





The quilting was performed using my walking foot to create organic wavy lines with white thread both on top and in the bobbin.







The "Jungle Baby" quilt finished at 34.5" x 34.5"
and was the 40th use of my 2nd edition of 100 labels
ordered from Ikaprint.









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19 July 2017

Let's Bee Social #186



Welcome to the Let's Bee Social!
So glad to have you join us for the Let's Bee Social weekly linky party!

This week I have been working on a new design called Jungle Baby. This sweet jungle themed quilt features a forward facing giraffe and a monkey hanging from a leafy green tree branch. And finishes at approximately 35" square.





As soon as I had the prototype pattern finished, I was eager to get into my sewing room and dig through my stash to see what fabrics I had on hand. and then I got to work. Cutting, stitching, pressing and squealing in delight as those adorable faces started to take shape. I can't handle the cuteness!





This wee little quilt comes with instructions to make with or without “BABY”. Or you can purchase my Alphabet pattern to personalize.





Speaking of fabric stash....
This is my first stash addition of the year!


This is my entire order of fabric purchased from Chelsea of Bobbie Lou's Fabric Factory. Chelsea has a great deal on shipping and although my entire order would not fit in the envelope, she sent along the Chipper Chipmunk in a separate envelope at no extra charge. Intending to use these to make my new purse, I bought both of the Raspberry pieces on sale!

6 yards of Out Foxed in White @ $10/yard
2 yards of Fox Nap in Raspberry @ $9/yard
2.5 yards of Woodland Critters in White @ $11/yard
1 yard of Chipper Chipmunk in Raspberry @ $9/yard






And lastly, I would like to share this Elephant Parade quilt made by Sharon. Thank you for sharing your beautiful quilt with us, Sharon!!!

She writes."Hi Lorna. I thought you might like to see my version of Elephant Parade. I made this for a grandson that just turned one."









































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