Friday, September 26, 2008
This quilt is for a friend's son, Mr J. The only request was "bright colors". I came across the almost pastel zoo fabric (only about 0.5 yd) in the fabric my neighbor had given me a few months back. I thought it was perfect for a small boy and found the blue and green in the same fabric stash. It seemed that the "attic windows" block would work. I only had enough of the zoo fabric for the 12 blocks which didn't make the quilt large enough. As luck would have it, the same fabric-gift-stash had the wonderful strip fabric in primary colors which made a perfect border.
The quilt is machine pieced and quilted. It is 38.5 in X 48 in. The borders are mitered. Here is a detail picture of some of the blocks.
For the backing, I came across this great hippopotamus fabric. There wasn't quite enough, but I had more of the blue to add to it. So Mr J will have animals on both front and back of his quilt.