Friday, 3 April 2015

Dinosaur single bed patchwork quilt finished


It has been a really busy week, but now the dinosaur quilt is finished. I'm not sure how you would describe it geologically!  Dinosaurs roam with happy smiles, dolphins splash in the sea, woodland and jungle animals trot through the spaces left....Historians and geologists would struggle to make sense of the time lines, but all I can say is that I design quilts to make children smile and feel happy when they snuggle down under them....so here it is....

Dinosaurs and other animals single bed Patchwork quilt by Green Star Quilts
It is always nice to see quilts close up,so here are some detail photos:

Dinosaurs by Green Star Quilts
 I wanted to make the quilting in the sky area look like the wind... and dolphins to swim in waves....

Woodland animals by Green Star Quilts
The woodland animals tiptoe through grassy quilting in a varigated thread....

Patchwork Owl by Green Star Quilts
The owl flies silently past the moon and in our garden they really do party at night, with lots of squeaks and squawks and hooting!

Dinosaur quilt centre by Green Star Quilts
The printed panel in the centre worked really well. This is the first time I have used a panel and I think the effect is great. I could never have stitched such a perfect circle and wobbly lines would have looked awful!

Monkey by Green Star Quilts
Next week I am making another quilt with a panel, this time with a fish theme, but added dinosaurs and animals will creep in and maybe a whale or two.....

Happy Easter everyone, I hope you all have lovely celebrations,
Kind regards,
Sue

PS. Thank you to everyone visiting and leaving such encouraging messages. I am amazed at the interest in the quilts I make and feel I am making friends all over the world. I will try to visit your blogs too and reply to comments as well.

Today I am linking up with Amanda at Crazy Mom Quilts

4 comments:

  1. Good thing you are making it to be loved by a little boy. They don't need time period specific, just adorable and cuddly.

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    1. Thanks for visiting Jasmine, yes, it's one of the things I love about pictorial quilts, the quirkiness of the sizes and shapes, also the lovely things the children ask for too!

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  2. This is such a fun quilt, I love the quilting you added to it.

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    1. Thank you Cheryl, it has taken me ages to master FMQ but at last I feel confident. My Bernina machine seems to quilt best with Moon threads, I tried expensive 100% cotton thread and the stitch tension went haywire and I had to undo it all.

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Thank you for all your comments, I love to read them and will visit your blogs too if possible. Comments are so encouraging and I love knowing that quilters from all over the world are visiting the blog.
Happy quilting everyone!
Sue