Monday, January 29, 2018

First Finish - 2018

My first finish for the year and it was a fun one.




The pattern is Lloyd and Lola by Elizabeth Hartman.  I made this quilt for my daughter, she rarely asks for a quilt but this caught her eye and I have to admit to being a llama lover myself.


The faces have a lot of pieces, around 50 each I think, and took some time, but I love their look and and think they really do look like lamas.


You may have noticed that the pattern has two full size llamas, my daughter requested a mama llama and a baby llama.  I thought cutting the fullsize pattern in half would result in a baby llama that was too small, so I went with 3/4 the original pattern.  2/3 might have been a little better but the math would have been a killer.  If you're ever playing around with patterns reducing or enlarging by 25, 50 or 75 percent is a breeze,  because you usually end up with pieces that have 1/8ths or 16ths, manageable and on rulers.




This is Lifetime Quilt Number 219
The pattern is Lloyd and Lola by Elizabeth Hartman
The colored prints are Sundrops by Corey Yoder for Coriander Quilts for Moda
The llama prints are Merrily by Ginger for Moda
The background fabric is a Peppered Cotton, the color is fog
It finished at 56 1\2" by 70 1\2"
It has approximately 393 pieces.

I've pieced the backing but had to order binding fabric, so I"m allowing myself to start something new, even though technically that's not my new goal, to finish backing AND binding before starting something new.  I think my next project will actually be something from my 2018 goals list, I may finally get that black and white quilt off my to do list. 

I hope your year is off to a great start, I'm finally over the flu and a sinus infection and packed up the last of my Christmas decorations yesterday, Christmas was a long season at my house this year.  But now I"m feeling better and expect to spend some quality time in my sewing room the month of February.


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19 comments:

  1. Adorable - you are my inspiration for 2018. Just completed a huge move and the next few weeks are all about getting settled! After that I’m on a mission to complete what I set as goals!

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  2. Oh my gosh...these are just adorable and they do look like "mother and baby". I really do think everyone should have a llama quilt of some kind...even if just a small wall hanging or table top. Love it!!!!

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  3. I love the momma llama and baby idea. They’re perfect together ❤️ Great fabric choices, too!

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  4. waaaaay cute ... there were llamas by Melissa's middle school that spit at the kids who walked by, so she is not a fan or i'd probably be making one of these, too ... i'll hafta be careful to NOT let Sam see this - his little friend's name is Lloyd (he calls him la-loyd - Sam is hooked on phonics) and he would be asking for a quilted llama.

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  5. So fabulous! And the fabric chosen for the fur is perfection!!

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  6. So cute Thelma!! Trying hard not to add it to my list but I may just have to order that perfect Gigibear bear...just in case! I just finished making a version of their sweet baby quilts using the fun panels as a start and I do love the clever prints, basics with. Twist in those lovely blacks That are hard to find. And I am so glad you are feeling better so far we have escaped the flu but 2 family members ended up hospitalized. Thank goodness both recovered well. Have a great week!

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  7. Bbeautiful! I can't wait to get back to sewing. But house renovations continue!

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  8. This is adorable!! I think the baby size is just perfect. 50 pieces in
    the face?! yikes!
    I'm glad you are feeling better!Happy sewing ~ Tracy

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  9. You've outdone yourself Thelmanizing the llamas! Adorable!

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  10. Very cute, it will make a great gift for your daughter!

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  11. Love this cute quilt! Your colors are great. I want to tackle one of the Elizabeth Hartman patterns in 2018.

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  12. Oh this is just sooo adorable! I love it!
    So glad you are feeling better. January was a tough month for colds and flu here.

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  13. I'll bet your daughter loved it! I made this quilt last year, and you're right - the face does take some time with some very small pieces! I love your color choice. I used teals and purples.

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  14. OMG! Your llama quilt is just simply adorable. Loved how you made it your own by adding the baby llama.

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  15. Super CUTE! I bought this pattern recently. I love your fabric choices for this quilt. I too love the mama and baby llamas.

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  16. I think it is amazing, love the effect when it is finished and so much patience to do it. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Susie x

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