This weekend, the hubs and I are off on our last trip of the summer, a visit to our son, daughter-in-law, and sweet grandson. I cannot wait to hug that baby, but that reminds me that I never did show off the quilt I finished for him:
This is Forest Friends, another pattern by Lorna McMahon. Since our son and daughter-in-law love the outdoors, especially camping, this is a perfect quilt to get their little boy started learning some animals.
|The badger does have eyes, they just blend in!|
This pattern is not paper-pieced, but it did use some very small pieces. It was not difficult, just a little putzy. And the results are absolutely great. I quilted this up myself using just some basic wavy lines in an antique gold thread from Connecting Threads. It has a very cute blue flannel on the back:
I'm not sure how well those wavy lines work. When other people do them they turn out great, but my own I'm not too sure of. Also, the flannel was very bulky--but totally worth it because it's so cozy!--and that made it hard to make the lines close together. Not sure about using flannel on the back again. I do really like the dark green binding, which makes a nice frame.
You can buy this pattern in Lorna's pattern store , and the pattern includes a couple of sizes and some alternate blocks (including a Canadian beaver!), plus some ideas for using the blocks in different ways. I already plan to make myself one of the love birds blocks for a small wall hanging. (For the new house!)
Everyone have a wonderful weekend. Here's hoping you don't melt! I recommend popsicles, AC, and maybe ice cream.
Sharing at Finish it up Friday, Confessions of a Fabric Addict and TGIFF at Quilting is More Fun Than Housework.