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Friendly lion baby quilt

Taking a cue from this quilt, I made one up at the request of a friend who wanted to give her friend a handmade baby quilt. Originally, the idea was to make a quilt like the ripple quilt or radiate quilt, but a laundry mishap sunk that idea.

In the second iteration, this quilt came into being:

The backing is a print of animals from Eric Carle's Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Seemed apropos with the animal theme.

The quilt was encased in a matching pillow cover with the remainder of the backing fabric and the binding fabric.

Arcadia wall quilt

It only took 4 years for me to finish this little 26" x 40" wall hanging. I had the idea in my head for a long while, but only recently had the patience, time, and fortitude to make the design happen.

The part that had me dragging my heels was the middle quilting. The diamonds are 1" square and required a lot of starting and stopping and hiding thread ends. The quilting was as big a bear as I thought it would be.

But, of course, now that the work is done, I'm happy to have persevered through all that quilting. Plus, that's one less quilt top in the work-in-progress pile. The fabric is Arcadia by Sanae and came out in 2009.