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.