A little Zoo Quilt
Today I dropped off my latest quilting project at the little shop where I work. It has been finished for a few weeks, but I just haven’t dropped it off yet. I found the main zoo animal print in our clearance area and just couldn’t let all that cuteness go to waste. So I cut out this quilt and made kits for a few more. I kind of love how it turned out.
I was going to give it to my sister, for her baby girl due next month, but it ended up having a lot more pink in it than I think she’ll like. So, I’ll have to come up with something else. Which, lets be honest, will be pretty easy. I came home with a new little stack of fabric today. (Quilt details: 43″ square, made up of 9 patch blocks and large blocks measuring 7.25″. Inner border is 3/4″ in brown, outer border is I think 3″… I don’t remember now.)
I really like making baby quilts because I can piece the whole thing together in one good afternoon and evening. Bigger quilts seem to take forever, but I can totally rock out a baby quilt in one day. (You know, because at this point in my life I don’t quilt them myself. ) It was just a fun and fast little project, but I really do like the whole process of picking out fabrics and then thinking up a pattern that will work. Weeks ago, when our first Halloween fabric arrived at the quilt shop I designed and made a Halloween quilt and made up a bunch of kits. And as soon as my mom saw it she commissioned another for her birthday (which is today, Happy Birthday Mom!). Those kits sold out in two weeks so I was glad I didn’t wait to bring hers home. I of course don’t have a picture of that one, so I’ll hopefully have hers done next week so she can enjoy it before Halloween and I’ll post pictures then. Creamie had a very early bedtime tonight (YAY!) and I am hoping that her new antibiotics help her kick whatever it is she has been sick with for the past 2 weeks. I’m off to make my favorite cookies, recipe tomorrow.