Friday, August 8, 2014

Animal Alphabet Quilt

After completing my last alphabet quilt, Learning the ABC's, I decided I wanted to try another one with a slightly different method. My Mom had this panel in her stash and she let me have it so I could "play".

At first I thought about making a book, which I think was its original intent, but it wasn't squared up so I needed to separate the squares and thus was FORCED to make a baby quilt out of it; so hard! I figured it gave me a chance to practice some more trapunto.

Look how fluffy those blocks are! The texture on this quilt is amazing! It was so much fun to make this! I used 2-ply poly batting underneath all of the letters and sashing, whereas last time I sewed it onto the letters only. I think I liked it better on the letters only, but it sure made it fluffy! I feel like the jaguar is looking at the camera.

The alphabet border was a bear to track down. I looked and looked and couldn't find the right thing. I finally tracked something down at a LQS and I'm really happy with how it turned out.  Ironically, after I got it all finished I was searching my Mom's stash for something else and I found more fabrics from this line.  Oh well, now I have more to work with on another project. I used what was left of the alphabet fabric on the back along with the leftover gingham.

I decided to hand-bind this one.  It was small and quick, so it was fast to finish.  I added one of my tags rather than making a label, which is such an awesome alternative when you want to date a project without doing a whole label.

I'm linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finished Friday. So glad to have a finish to share, and I'm hoping there will be more coming soon.


  1. What amazing texture and puffiness. I love how your green checked sashing pops right out! What kind of batting did you use?

    1. The whole quilt has a layer of Warm and White cotton batting, but under the letters and green sashing I added a piece of Sew Perfect Extra Loft. I used this same product in the last alphabet quilt I made, but this time I didn't take the time to trim the excess and that made the green sashing puff up more. Actually worked out well. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. I hope my answer makes sense. :)