Sunday, December 4, 2011

Dinosaur Quilt - VOILA!

I have made a dinosaur quilt.

My nephew Elyas is CRAAAAZY for dinosaurs and for quite some time I've been wanting to make him his special Dinosaur Cuddle Blankie. I found some great dinosaur prints at Fat Quarter Shop and now I am on a dinosaur roll... I wanted to mix in some gingham and dots to make it a bit stylish as well as fun and although I was worried that it would be boring I think I caught a Jackpot here. Dinosaurs and gingham actually work!

And when asking Jay for advice on the layout for this quilt, he thought the flowers were boring for a boy.  But as I love this Michael Miller flower print in lime green, I quickly declared that vegetarian dinosaurs LOOOOVE flowers... I hope Elyas will agree about that too... soon this quilt will arrive in Stockholm, Sweden... mailing it on Wednesday.

Quilt facts
✗ 46 x 46 inches / 117 x 117 cm
✗ The squares measures 7 inch each
✗ The border is 4 inches wide with 4 inch squares at the corners
✗ Backed with polar fleece
✗ I tied the quilt together with A blue Pearl Cotton thread
✗ Most fabric are new designer fabric purchased at Fat Quarter Shop mixed with an upcycled cotton gingham found in a market.



Kärlek
Annette

8 comments:

  1. Your quilt looks sooo great and my son would definitely love it. I like your choice of colours! Have a nice Sunday evening!

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  2. Vad snyggt! Gillar färgerna!
    Hm, jag försökte lägga till google translate men det verkar inte funka, eller så är det för det bara syns om man surfar från ett annat land. Jag måste forska vidare....
    Ha det bra!
    Kram!
    Kolla in karinottilias blogg hos mig, hon har startat en sew along, en snygg väska....

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  3. Dear Annette,
    thanks for your comment -my computer had a problem with the comments today and so I reloaded some sites. Must have mixed up something :) because I had to repeat some of them... I really like to follow your blog - although I don't do quilting myself I really like your results!
    Greetings, Simone

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  4. Oh how precious. What a happy little man he will be to receive such a darling quilt!!

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  5. Wow, it looks so beautiful! Every little boy will love it! A really nice sewing work. Nicolexxx

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  6. That dinosaur fabric is wonderful! I love all the prints you chose to go with it. What a nice cuddly boy quilt!

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  7. Hi Annette!! Of course gingham goes with dinosaurs. In my world it goes with EVERYTHING :)
    This is so cute and I am sure your nephew will love it!

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  8. Bright cheery quilt, perfect for a boy.
    Just found your pretty blog. By the way,I LOVE the light in all your photos.

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Kärlek
Annette

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