Thanks for visiting my entry in Amy’s 2nd Virtual Quilt Festival! If you’re visiting for the first time, I certainly hope you’ll come back again! This quilt is worth stopping by for…I promise!
My little sister is six years younger than me. She’s my only sister, the baby of the family, and, I like to say, the spoiled one of the bunch. :-> She’s always been an animal lover, she was forever in doggy mode or kitty mode as a little kid (on all fours acting like an animal and wouldn’t answer you in words if you tried to talk to her), and for years she used to answer the question, “what do you want to be when you grow up?”, with “A Giraffe!” She even went on an African Safari in her college years.
This is the ready-made “purchased” quilt, and valance…
The ruler is printed onto the fabric using my home printer, on 6″ squares which were then pieced together very carefully to make the measurements accurate. The numbers for the “feet” are appliqued, raw-edge applique. I drew the giraffe, his friends, and the plants freehand using the ready-made bedding designs as inspiration (although there is no giraffe on the original bedding!) and they are all satin-stitch applique. I made leaves for each of her boys that they use to “mark” their growth on the chart.
I entered this in the Des Moines Area Quilter’s Guild Show at the end of this month, so if you come to the Des Moines American Quilter’s Society show in a few weeks, you can see this in person!
If you’d like to see my entry in Amy’s First Festival of Quilts, click here… Want so see more festival entries? Go to Amy’s site… Want to see some more great DIY projects? Check out Kimba’s site…
Enjoy the rest of the Festival!