I was right that I wouldn't have time to quilt during Spring Break, so I thought I would post about a slightly older finish. :D
I finished this quilt in January, but I didn't want to blog about it until after someone's birthday. I call it "Elk in the Woods" and gave it to my sweet husband for his birthday. He was really surprised, and wondered where I got the fabric. ;)
[Panda loved the little quilt (coaster) that came with it, but Monkey was more interested in helping daddy open the next present!]
The fabric is a Riley Blake and actually came from the scraps of these two quilts which I made for the grandfathers last year. It was their Father's Day/Birthday gifts last year.
The only thing I had to purchase was the backing. It is a Thimbleberries print.
I think it is so funny that I could surprise my husband, because I know he saw me cutting out the fabric once or twice, and it did hang on my design wall at one time. Sometimes I am glad he is a little forgetful.
I cut out all of the squares at 3 inches except for three which I cut out at 5.5 inches. I kept three big elk in the quilt. I was careful when fussy cutting out the elk fabric, because I didn't want any squares with just elk behinds. Having three boys, I did not want to go there. Lol.
I really like the way it turned out and my husband loves it. He plans on hanging it in his office at work. What a sweety!
I had four left over 3 inch squares, so I used them to make a little coaster. Panda thinks it is so cool and likes to use it to rub his face. He told me that his Pooh Bear now needs a little quilt.
Quilt Stats #84
Name: Elk in the Woods
Pattern: My own scrappy design
Fabric: Riley Blake and Thimbleberries
Amount used: 2 yards of fabric
Batting: Warm and White
Size: about 25 x 30 inches
Date finished: January 2014
What I learned:
- I love making smaller quilts with scraps that are all from one line (especially when they don't play so well with my other scraps).
P.S. I will be linking up with Let's Bee Social and Needle and Thread Thursday. The buttons for these fun linkys are now on my side bar.
P.P.S. I am also linking up with Oh Scrap at Quilting is More Fun than Housework.