One little boy, or maybe a little girl, is going to love this quilt!
There are shiny bugs, colorful lizards, magical dragon flies, wiggly earth worms and some spiders…. yes spiders!
All of these fabrics were gifted to me by a quilter who was packing up house. We had more than enough of them to create this charity quilt for a children’s home in Mexico City. There are several quilts in the works. This is first one to be finished!
This quilt is the first in a set of charity quilts that my students and I are making after school. One girl who knew how to operate the sewing machine put all the four patches together. Another fused the batting with the hot iron. In the meanwhile I quilted the blocks with some lovely FMQ.
Most of the FMQ can be better seen form the back:
I went for some wiggly lines as if an animal was burrowing into the ground, a trail of an ant or the shape of the animal (abstracted).
I even came up with this spiral variation: a slug!
We made 20 blocks which needed to be attached with strips. I took all of the blocks home for the two week break.
Now attached with green strips, as seen from the back:
And now from the front:
– Fabrics: donated (dark green and all of the animal fabrics) and some of mine (red)
– Batting: Fusible Hobbs
– Threads: donated Polygon Madeira no 40 col 1629, a very light lilac. Worked really well! Looks like a silver trail on the fabric.
– size: about 48″ x 60″
– attaching the green strips and binding took about 4 hours.
I hope to be able to show the the second quilt by the end of next week!
p.s. linking up with:
– Monday Makers at ayliN-Nilya
– Freemotion Mavericks at Lizzy Lenard Vintage Sewing
– Finish it Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts