Remember the Hungry Animals Alphabet fabric? I still had just a little bit left from a gift sent to me by a reader. I wanted to do a lullaby quilt for entry in the fair, so it seemed the right time to use up the last of it. I picked bright colors from the print for a quick Disappearing Nine Patch quilt.
You know how to do this, make nine patches, cut them into four sections, then turn two opposite corners to move two small squares to the corners.
Sew back together.
I did this chain piecing style, cutting all at once and stacking the blocks.
In just a couple of hours, I had a quilt top.
I added a red dotted border, and loaded it on the longarm.
The pantograph is Pipeline.
I used a golden yellow King Tut thread on top, and a neutral light brown Bottom Line in the bobbin.
The yellow thread looks good on all three colors on the top.
Cute and done, with the Hungry Animals on the back.
I decided to bind it in the same yellow print, and sewed that onto the front.
I do enjoy this kind of handwork, and worked on the whip stitches over the next few days. I did get distracted by this print again, LOL!! The Vultures have Umbrellas and Vegetables in the U-V block. Are they sitting on a veranda?
An Ostrich and an Owl have Oranges and Olives. Is that an Outhouse?
A Kangaroo eats Kabobs in a Kitchen. What else can you see in this K block?
An Elephant wearing Earphones eats Eggplant in the Evening. Do you see any other E words?
Extra credit if you can name these animals without going to the internet to look them up. Hint – our friends in Australia may have an advantage.
Finally, back to the finished quilt! It is done.
I entered it into the fair in the lullaby category. It is fun to see it hanging at the fair.
I think a child will have a ball with this. I think I may need one for myself, LOL!! I’ll be delivering it to the Blue Ridge Humane Society after the fair for their upcoming Silent Auction. I thought the Hungry Animals were perfect for this venue. I hope it does well at the auction.
Are you quilting today?