That's what Miss G said when I showed her the animals quilt top I finished off this afternoon. You can give the baby my quilt. Oooh, she's a mean one. But I'm feeling a little possessive myself. Can you see why? (the pics are biggies - so you can click on them for a better view)
It was such a simple pattern, and took me 2 days to make. Yesterday I did the applique panels and spent part of this afternoon sewing them all together. And that was with plenty of tea breaks.
Look at the animals....
can you see the fancy rainbow coloured thread? (Ok, you can't, but imagine the rainbow coloured thread - it's a king tut, colour number 918 and I got it from asding)
I think my favourite is the hippo. Might have a lot to do with that big gingham background.
My only mess up was the elephant is facing the wrong way. But I think it wasn't reversed on the pattern. It doesn't matter, elephant tells me he is over the moon to be able to look at the beautiful tangerine giraffe. Hippo agrees.
My niece isn't actually due until October, so I can rest a while and decide on the backing. Minky? Chenille? Just regular cotton? Hmmm... what do you think? I'm only going to quilt it simply, around the blocks. A cozy backing might be nice. Give me your opinions, I do really value them.
So, if you are in need of a quick and easy project for a new baby, try this pattern. In fact, just have a look at all the other patterns over at Michael Miller. I'm thinking that deer one would be rather nice, or the fridge art one, or doggie daisy. Or about 10 others.
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