Friday, June 11, 2010

J's Snakes Quilt

My friend Gizabeth blogs at Methodical Madness. Her son just turned 5 years old. He has a pet snake.
Years ago (early to mid 1990’s I think) I printed out Cheri Strole’s Snake Paint quilt pattern (pdf). Fortunately, I didn’t lose it and actually was able to find it when I decided I needed to make J a quilt. I’m sorry that I couldn’t find a link for the pattern for anyone who might like this quilt.
I machine pieced an quilted this quilt. It is 43.5 in X 55 in. I used ultra-suede scrapes for the eyes and tongues, but quilting cottons for the rest of the quilt.
I am not a big fan of snakes, but I do love these.
The next several photos just show the snake faces. You can also see the quilting.

The back of the quilt was pieced to use some leftover fabrics.

I’ll be giving the quilt to Gizabeth tomorrow when she, my husband, and I take off for a road trip to visit a couple of the medical museums in Arkansas. I sure hope he likes it.


Maryjonono said...

So whimsical, I love the quilting, too! Nice job!

Gizabeth Shyder said...

I've been over at the GI clinic internet-less all day, so just now saw this. I love it so much! When I saw it on FB I was thinking J would love it too, but felt too pushy/overbearing to ask.

What a great present/nice surprise/tears in my eyes. A present for a child is a present for their mom, too. I can't wait to see him get it!

rlbates said...

Thanks Mary. Gizabeth, I can't wait to give it to him either. :)

Jabulani said...

This is a really cool quilt.

And Gizabeth, you're absolutely right. A quilt from Ramona to your child, is as precious to the mom! And if you're really, really lucky, you can sneak the quilt when the kid isn't looking!!

Monica (New Zealand) said...

A really nice job on the quilt! Came across the ad in an old magazine and want to make it, too! Am trying to work out the measurements from the ad picture. Do you still have them? Could you post them? SSI don't carry the details of this quilt anymore. Ta, Moni

rlbates said...

Monica, send me your email address.