Monday, June 20, 2016

Panda-Monium

I needed a baby girl quilt for an upcoming baby shower and thought this pattern by the Fat Quarter Shop was a winner.  


Plus it's a free pattern, so make that a winner winner.  (click here for free pattern)

The Fat Quarter Shop pattern finishes at 19 1/2" x 20 1/2",  I decided to make my panda a little bigger, by half.


So at this point my quilt was 29" x  30 1/2". 


Since my panda is a she, I added a bow.  This bow was machine appliquéd to the top after I pieced the head. I don't like a lot of bulk when I machine appliqué, since I don't do it but about once a year. To make the bow, I drew half of the bow, then cut two identical sides.  It's a little off, but it's not so noticeable with both sides being off.

To get an even bigger quilt I added two borders.

This was a very easy quilt to piece, I finished the top, start to finish, in one day, and not even a long day.


This is Lifetime Quilt Number 180
The pattern is Panda-Monium by the Fat Quarter Shop (click here for free pattern)
It finished at 40" x 41 1/2"
It has approximately 85 pieces

I thought a pretty quilt front needed a pretty quilt back, so I used my scarps to make this.




And I had enough scraps to make one house for my Village project.



It was a good weekend of sewing.

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9 comments:

  1. Such an adorable baby girl quilt! Another home run!

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  2. Such an adorable baby girl quilt! Another home run!

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  3. Very nice...I really like the pieced back as well and it's the perfect size 😊

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  4. Very nice...I really like the pieced back as well and it's the perfect size 😊

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  5. Such a cute baby girl quilt!

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  6. This pattern was perfect for a baby quilt! So adorable! :)

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  7. Such a darling quilt. I love that you added a bow and backing is pretty, too.

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