In honor of Julia being on expedition to the Serengeti, the safari baby quilt has been completed.
In this post from a couple of weeks ago, I described the panels and how they were sashed and pieced together. I used another panel and coordinating prints on the back.
For the quilting, I decided to mimic the shape of the flag garlands in the border print. I marked a 2.5" square grid across the entire quilt top to guide the swoops. You can clearly see that the quilting was done by hand (on my Bernina) and not computer driven. Imperfections are good, right?
I had the hardest time cleaning off the chalk I used to mark the grid. I used everything imaginable, and I can still see some lines on the pink border print. The quilt is so crinkly because it has been washed at least 4 times already!
I had fun with the zebra stripes in the sashing and binding.
That lion is just the cutest!
Fabrics: Hello World from Blend Fabrics
OK, maybe this lion is the cutest!