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.









Linking up to Finish it up Friday with 

Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts









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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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15 July 2017

Santa's Reindeer

Ho, Ho, Ho! This is the thirteenth quilt block for the "Have a Jolly Little Christmas" quilt along!

All the details for the "Have a Jolly Little Christmas" quilt along are on this page.







Santa's Reindeer is a 12" quilt block.

Made using traditional piecing methods.




Sew Fresh Quilts – Santa's Reindeer

Finished size of block is 12” x 12”



Fabric Requirements
Single Block
White
3/8 yard
Light Brown
1/8 yard
Dark Brown
1/4 yard
Pink
1/8 yard
Black
1/8 yard








Read through entire instructions before beginning.  Press all seams open as you go.

STOP: Stitch, Trim, Open & Press. To perform the STOP method, align a square (A) or rectangle (C) on the corner of the unit (B) with right sides facing together. Draw a diagonal line and sew along this diagonal line. Trim a ¼” seam. Finger press the seam open and then press with a hot iron. Pressing the seams open to reduce bulk is recommended.







Single Block
White
*
2 @ 1” squares
A
6 @ 1.5” squares
B
12 @ 1.5” x 2.5”
E
2 @ 1.5” x 7.5”
F
3 @ 2.5” x 3.5”
H
1 @ 3.5” x 4.5”
K
2 @ 4.5” squares
Light
 Brown
*
4 @ 1” squares
***
1 @ 1” x 2.5”
A
2 @ 1.5” squares
B
2 @ 1.5” x 2.5”
C
2 @ 1.5” x 3.5”
L
1 @ 2” x 2.5”
J
1 @ 4” x 4.5”
Dark
 Brown
A
8 @ 1.5” squares
B
4 @ 1.5” x 2.5”
D
2 @ 1.5” x 4.5”
G
2 @ 3.5” squares
Pink
B
2 @ 1.5” x 2.5”
Black
*
2 @ 1” squares
**
1 @ 1” x 1.5”























Step 1: Use the STOP method to add the Dark Brown (B) rectangles on the ends of the White (B) rectangles then to add the White (A) squares. Sew the White (F) between these units.



Step 2: Use the STOP method to add the Dark Brown (A) squares on the corners of the Light Brown (J) rectangle.







Step 3: To make the EYES, sew the Light Brown (*) squares to the Black (*) squares. To make the NOSE, sew the Light Brown (*) squares on the ends of the Black (**) rectangle. To make the CHIN, use the STOP method to add the White (*) squares on the ends of the Light Brown (***) rectangle. Sew the Light Brown (L) to the NOSE and the NOSE to the CHIN. Use the STOP method to add the Light Brown (A) squares on the ends of the White (B) rectangles. Sew the EYES to these. Arrange them as shown and sew them together.






Step 4: Use the STOP method to add the Light Brown (B) rectangles on the ends of the Pink (B) rectangles, then to add White (B) rectangles.






Step 5: Use the STOP method to add the Dark Brown (B) rectangles on the ends of the White (B) rectangles, then to add the White (B) rectangles. Also use the STOP method to add the Dark Brown (A) squares on the ends of the White (B) rectangles. Also use the STOP method to add the Dark Brown (A) squares on the White (A) squares. Along with 2 more Dark Brown (A) squares, sew the units together, as shown on the right. Also use the STOP method to add the White (A) squares on the ends of the Dark Brown (D) rectangles. Take the units made and sew them together.





Step 6: Sew the Light Brown (C) rectangles onto the bottom of the White (F) rectangles. Use the STOP method to add the Dark Brown (G) squares on the units. Sew these units onto the bottom of the units made in the previous step. Sew the White (E) rectangles onto the sides.






Step 7: Along with the White (H) rectangle and (K) squares, arrange and sew the units together to complete the block. Block should measure 12.5” square.










Here is my Santa's Reindeer block.




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Twice a month, instructions for all of the individual blocks will be shared. A continuous never ending linky party will be available to share your Flickr and Instagram photos or your blog posts on the "Have a Jolly Little Christmasquilt along page. You can find it by clicking on the Quilt Alongs page tab found just below the blog header. As each post is published the live links will be added to the schedule.







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