Monday 12 February 2018

Animal Quilt Finish

In October I started a quilt for my 4 year old grandson. His favourite colour is blue and he wanted animals. Now I ask you what grandma doesn't want to give a grandchild what they want. You can read more about the start here.

donkey from Lorna
The donkey is a pattern from Lorna of Sew Fresh quilts. All the patterns in the quilt are from Lorna, her Farm Friends Pattern and some of her free patterns.

I drew up a quick diagram in my graphics program to show how I joined the blocks 
After laying the animals out with the help of my DD, and let me tell you they did a lot of moving around. It was hard to keep them corralled. I proceeded to sew them in rows. For each row I measured the largest block and pieced the others to fit as per the example above.

How about pictures of some of the animals. Each animal got his/her own FMQing motif. The background I quilted with stars and loops.

the large dog

one of four birds


I used a wide backing called Essentials from Wilmington Prints.

back of quilt, it is a pretty blue

My quilt holder upper isn't tall enough and the snow was a challenge. I will be glad when all this snow goes away. We have had wayyyyyyyyy too much this last week, approximately one foot ughhh.

snow challenge showing the complete quilt

This quilt is 83'' by 62'' after washing, a nice size for his bed.

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  1. It's awesome. He's going to love it.

  2. You did a fantastic job on this quilt! Your grandson is sure to love it. That frog is way too adorable! Thanks for sharing on MCM. :)

  3. What a fabulous quilt for your grandson. There are so many animals (and quilting motifs) to capture his attention. I hope you get to gift it to him in person!!

  4. Wow! Cindy this is just gorgeous, such a fun quilt for a 4-year-old quilt-requesting grandson! I love all the detail you quilted into it too - think the frog is my favourite. I am glad to be down here and away from all that snow...better be gone in a couple of weeks!

  5. That is one beautiful quilt Cindy. Your grandson will have so much fun looking at all the different animals.

  6. What a fun quilt. I can see you making up games to play with him based on it.

  7. You have made such an adorable quiltfor your grandson, Cindy. Love the way how you gave all the animals their individual quilting design then did the background with stars and loops. He will love his quilt.

  8. All the animals look very cute together like that. Who wouldn't love it. I hope you get a big reaction from the intended recipient.

  9. Congratulations on this great big beautiful finish! You are the best Gramma! Your animals look great and your grandson is going to be thrilled to get this gorgeous quilt. Thank you so much for quilting along with me Cindy!

  10. Wonderful quilt, you chose some wonderful animals, the frog and the bird are my favourites, I think...........

  11. Such an adorable quilt - you are the best grandma!!! The quilting adds just that extra touch of loveliness. I'd love to see your grandson's expression when he receives it. Boy, that is going to be such a treat!!!

  12. I love seeing so many of Lorna's animals together!!! This is fabulous and I'm sure your grandson loves it!

  13. The quilt turned out great! I love Lorna's patterns. I'm sure your grandson will love this quilt.

  14. I have that doggy pattern. Love all the animals in ther. What a great quilt for a boy!

  15. So cute! This is sure to be a hit with your grandson.


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