|Dinosaurs are from the Urban Zoologie collection by Anne Kelle|
Brown spots are from Mixxmaser Fizz by Patrick Lose
Little green animals are from Baby Safari by Carina Gardner
The blue spotted Cuddle Print is a nice thick flannel from Fabri-Quilt
I needed a design that would be simple enough to let the print stand out. A baby is bound to be more interested in dinosaurs than in small pieces of dinosaurs arranged geometrically. I wanted it to have more personality than just a checker board pattern though. This is the design I came up with to satisfy both requirements.
After 4 months of learning along with the Free Motion Quilting Project, I finally feel confident enough to give this blanket a go in free motion. I cut and pieced the fabrics according to my pattern and laid safety pins out in a grid that I can easily follow to quilt in rows.
I'm not sure how even my stitching is, but it has all been going very smoothly so far. I'm really happy that this is soon going to be ready for cuddling! If all goes well, there will be pictures of the finished blanket soon.
Also, I thought I would share my total piecing fail with you guys... Below is the centre square of the blanket. It's supposed to be a star.
I sewed one piece in sideways and didn't notice until the block was finished. Sadly, I did this TWICE. After much thread ripping, it did eventually become a star and all was well. This one block took me more time than the entire rest of the quilt.