Monday, 17 June 2013

Giraffes for Jasmine

My niece, Jasmine is expecting a baby and a shower was held for her on Saturday.  I was told she was going to do her baby room in giraffes.  The next day I was at Cherished Pieces and saw a bolt of this awesome fabric sitting on the floor!  Wow, that had to come home with me :-).  I purchased enough for at least three baby quilts.

I had picked up a pattern called Ring Toss by Swirly Girls awhile ago and figured this was the perfect quilt to make.  I found batiks to match the colours and a background which looks like giraffe spots and used the giraffe fabric on the back so I wouldn't have to cut them apart.   The pattern calls for 5 FQ's, but I had 10 colours.  I used the Creative Grids Circle Savvy Ruler which works very quickly. 

Since I was on a deadline, I quilted organic lines in the border and I really like the way that turned out.  I was thinking circles, but couldn't up the courage quite yet :-).

I quilted the center of each circle with a King Tut variegated thread and the rest with a lovely light orange Magnifico from Superior Threads purchased from Anita Zobens of Cotton Mill Thread works.

 I found the binding at Seven Sisters quilt shop and when I got home, realized it was from the Dr. Suess line!  No wonder I liked it :-).
Since I had cut out double the circles, I made two tops at a time using a solid Kona Cotton for the center.  I hope to do some modernish quilting in this one.


I was at Hyggeligt Quilt shop a few months ago and saw a little quilt done with the cut outs of circles on solids.  I'm thinking of experimenting with a layout on either black or white background.  I'm leaning toward the black at the moment but the white looks very fresh.  That would make a really fun modernish quilt.


lil red hen said...

I like these quilts very much!
The cut outs look fresh and soothing on the white.

The Cozy Quilter said...

Jasmine 's baby is one lucky baby!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Great quilt! Wonderful colors, too. That giraffe print is great.

Susan In Texas said...

Lovely quilt! The circles are fabulous. I love how organic quilting is catching on. The wavy lines really set off the modern look of the piecing.

Those giraffes are terrific too. Giraffes are a nice baby motif. I was once told "alligators and golf" for a baby's theme. Yikes! That one was challenging. 8)

Happy stitching,
Susan in Texas

Sherri said...

So did you use the giraffe print on the back?

Very cute and very lucky baby!