Three years ago I discovered this darling panel when I was given one to be used for a charity quilt. It is called the Hungry Animal Alphabet, and it was discontinued back then. When I found out that my cousin’s son was having his first child, I decided to go on a hunt for one. I managed to find one on ebay, and bought it along with a yard of a coordinate print for the binding.
Precious, isn’t it? A walrus sits in a wing chair eating watermelon on a wicker table in front of a window in winter. Can you find another ‘W’ word? I see two more.
When I showed this panel in 2017, between my own observations and that of readers, we found 22 words starting with ‘S’. How many can you find? I’ll add the answer in a couple of days to the comments if you can’t find them all.
Here’s the ‘G’ block with a giraffe in a gazebo with grapes and garden tools. Perhaps the color green would be another ‘G’ word. You can see more details about the panel in my post ABC Quilt. Do read the comments on that post, as there were some fun observations, and more words found than in the post.
Quilting was fast, with a quick cloud pantograph. I used Glide thread on top in white with Bottom Line in the bobbin.
The batting is Warm and Natural all cotton. I have stopped using flame retardant batting due to the concerns of babies breathing in the chemicals in those battings.
On the back, this cute Cricket Island Bunnies by the Bay print. There is a whole line of books that go with this line – Bunnies By The Bay on Amazon. They also have a darling line of Stuffed Toys too.
I have enough of this Bunnies by the Bay fabric to be able to offer it to you, dear reader, if you’d like some yardage for your projects. Just leave a comment or send me an email. The fabric is $7 / yard and that includes shipping. Paypal and checks accepted.
Anyway, back to the quilt, the coordinate fabric has letters on a blue background. It looks white in the photo, but it is really light blue that goes well with the front and the back.
I put the binding on by machine, beginning with the back side.
Turning it to the front, I stitched close to the fold.
I pivoted at the corners so the stitching line is continuous without backtracking.
All done and sent on its way.
All I asked was that he send me an email to let me know he got it. Tracking shows it was delivered on January 24. Not one word from the guy or his wife. No ‘thank you’, not even an email to say he got it and it wasn’t stolen by porch thieves. Maybe it was.
Next time, I will donate my baby quilt to Project Linus.
I’m still really enamored with this panel, and I swear I am going to make one for myself, LOL!!
What are you working on this week?