Wow – this one was FUN!
This quilt is a commissioned baby quilt for a baby boy born last fall. I love this bright print with squares of animals and birds that has been in my stash awhile. I paired it with a coordinating tossed animal print on a white background, hippos and numbers for a fun and bright design.
I started this one by fussy cutting three large blocks of animals and then individual animals and groups of animals from the focus fabric and put them on my design wall. I pulled coordinating solids and prints from my stash and cut them into varying widths of strips.
That’s when the fun began. I added single borders to the large blocks and then started with the smaller sections. Sometimes a single border, sometimes a double border and playing with the placement like a puzzle. Where I had a gap, I added additional strips to one side or the other to make the piece the right size. I also added strips to larger sections to make it all fit together.
I love how the number prints and coordinating animals on white fill in between the bordered animals.
The final result is a bright, colorful baby quilt that can be used for years. I used extra yardage of the numbers and tossed animals on the back. More photos follow.
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I quilted this on my home machine using loops and stars and bound it in a fabulous stripe by Anne Kelle.
This was such a fun quilt to work on with those cute little animals and the bright colors. I think the baby boy that is getting this quilt should be a happy one!
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