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A little Zoo Quilt

October 4, 2011

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.

zoo quilt

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.)

zoo closeup

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.

11 Comments leave one →
  1. October 4, 2011 7:10 pm

    Ooh, I love the quilt, but honestly, I’m more excited for your cookie recipe. 🙂 I love me a good cookie recipe.

    The quilt really is super adorable, though. Love the brown contrast, and is that a polkadot binding? And who doesn’t love zoo animals?

    I hope Creamie gets to feeling better soon. Her health reminds me of my Janey. She’s always got something going on. It’s exhausting.

  2. Susan Twilley permalink
    October 4, 2011 7:58 pm

    You kind of love how it turned out? Are you for serious? That quilt is SUPER CUTE! Hope Creamie kicks her bug.

  3. lacey permalink
    October 4, 2011 8:35 pm

    very cute. you are amazing!

  4. October 4, 2011 11:10 pm

    So glad Creamie is sleeping! I hate it when babies are sick!

    BEAUTIFUL quilt!! I really need to learn to do that *adds to list*

  5. October 5, 2011 12:33 am

    It’s adorable! Isn’t it strange how some girl moms can’t have enough pink and others wouldn’t get near the colour.

  6. October 5, 2011 5:31 am

    Love that quilt!

  7. Julie permalink
    October 5, 2011 7:35 am

    I know someone who is having a girl. 😉

    So cute Erika!!

  8. October 5, 2011 2:21 pm

    Great eye for color. I love it. I love making baby quits, too– what I don’t love is king size (unless we are talking Snickers candy bars).

  9. October 5, 2011 3:25 pm

    The quilt is too darling. I sure hope you made enough kits because they are going to fly off the shelf.
    I don’t know enough about quilting to understand what you mean by “nine patch blocks and large blocks measuring 7.25.” I’m thinking of doing a little something simple (quilting) and a small quilt would be a good start.
    Looking forward to the recipe.

    Thanks for your great attitude and project ideas.


  10. October 6, 2011 9:02 am


    I love that quilt! You do such cute things.

    I have to be honest here. I’m a little lot jealous of you. I mean, you’re living the dream. You work in a fabric mecca and you get to play around with fabric combinations and come up with beautiful projects. And then you get to make kits and share your talents and people love them. That’s the part I love the best! I so want to do that when I grow up. Seriously. You are awesome!

    xo -E

  11. October 7, 2011 6:13 am

    Quess if I love it. It is gorgeous!

    Happy quilting!

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