This very sweet baby quilt made by Kim K. is a treasure. The twirling windmill pattern pops off the white background, and the mixed fabric border is a great way to mix it up. The flannel backing fabric was a wild black and blue zebra pattern, so that inspired Kim to ask for a zebra pattern overall quilting.
So I parked my Land Rover (oops, don’t own one), put away my rifle (just kidding, don’t own that either) and stored my supplies neatly in my tent (not really). As soon as the sun came up the next day, after fortifying myself with a hearty breakfast, I got into my khakis and hoofed it over to my longarm machine where my inner-zebra came out in thread! Ha!
This fabulous fabric was turned into a fabulous quilt by Joyce W. She designed the quilt herself and made the most of the large scale feature fabric. She didn’t want to cut it up into little pieces (good decision there!) and so she created three large panels, and put some solid fabric strips between the panels. She even put a flange around the inside border which really tied it all up.
And then she asked if I could quilt the baby’s name and birth date in it….which of course I was happy to do. And because of the “jungle” theme, I thought the border should have a curvy, swirly jungle-y (new word!) feel. In the end, I had a ROARING good time quilting it!
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