Sunday, April 5, 2015

Zany ZebraZ Quilt Finish & FNwF

 Well I am back to work tomorrow and I managed to finish both of the quilts I started this Spring Break. I finished up the Zany ZebraZ Baby Quilt. This was a free tutorial from Lorna over here http://sewfreshquilts.blogspot.ca/2015/03/zany-zebraz-quilt-block-tutorial.html
 I had planned on quilting this zebra stripe style, but when I did a practice piece I was not that in love with it. So, I just straight machine quilted it every 1/2 inch vertically on my Pfaff with my walking foot. It actually went pretty quickly. For Friday Night with Friends (FNwF), I put the binding on it. See what everyone accomplished here http://stitchingcubbyhole.blogspot.com/2015/04/fnwf.html
 This morning, I added French knot eyes and nostrils on every zebra. The nostrils show up fairly well, but the eyes kind of blend in. I used black perle cotton #8. After washing, this quilt measures 36 x 46 inches. I made an extra zebra block and turned it into my label.
 I think the zebra print backing is perfect. It was tough getting pictures because it is really windy here today, but the sunshine made it pleasant outside anyway.
I have one side of the border quilting on my Journey of a Quilter BOM done and traced the quilting design on one more side. I need to finish this up because I have a big blank wall in my sewing room waiting for this to be finished and hung. I will work on more of this for Slow Sunday Stitching this evening. Check out what everyone else is up to here http://kathysquilts.blogspot.com

28 comments:

  1. Oh the zebra quilt turned out so cute. The backing and the quilting are perfect. They are to cute! Great idea to hang your Journey of a Quilt in your sewing room!

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  2. Love the zebra quilt...what a great idea for a baby quilt. Your hand quilting is very nice on your Journey of a Quilter quilt.

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  3. Adorable Tanya. It will be loved

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  4. That backing is perfect for the zebra quilt and so is the quilting. Both quilts look great!

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  5. Your zebra quilt is looking great. Such a bright and cheerful quilt. A lovely finish. I think the quilting suits it well.
    Lovely work on the border of your BoM. That is so close to finished, too. It will be wonderful on the wall of your sewing room.

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  6. Your Zany Zebra quilt is simply adorable! I love the background you chose to set the blocks off.

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  7. Congratulations on another fabulous finish, Tanya. The straight line quilting turned out perfect and I love that you added an extra block for your label on the back. Your hand quilting looks beautiful on that Journey of a Quilter BOM. This is going to look great hanging in your sewing room!

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  8. Love the zebra--so fun! Your quilting in the border is lovely--it's going to be an awesome quilt!

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  9. Seriuosly the backing and binding made this quilt!! A D O R A B L E!!

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    1. THanks for sharing under our Zebra theme this week!

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  10. The zebra quilt is so cute. I love how it turned out.

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  11. Such a fun zebra quilt! Great idea to put a block on the back with the zebra print backing!
    You are making great progress with the Journey quilt too... soon it will be ready to hang and enjoy!

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  12. The zebra quilt turned out really cute. I like the turquoise background. Are you hand quilting the border of the BOM. It looks really nice.

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  13. That was a very productive Spring break and I love your result with the straight line quilting. The fabric on the back is perfect, what a great find.

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  14. The zebra quilt came out so nice, the quilting is perfect. Your hand stitching looks amazing and will be so pretty on your wall!

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  15. I love your Zebra quilt! So adorable! And I love the back, too!
    Perfect fabrics and colors!
    Susie

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  16. This is so adorable, love your colors!

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  17. Goodness me! I thought those donkeys were the prints on the fabric! They are adorable!

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  18. That looks great! Love the zebra fabrics and the backing is perfect!

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  19. The zebra quilt is just way too cute! I love the straight line quilting you did, it fits the design perfectly!

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  20. TOO cute! Love the zebras, and I can't wait to see that Journey of a Quilter finished as well. It's going to be awesome!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  21. That zebra quilt is so cute! And the Journey of a quilter is wonderful too. It's going to look so great on your wall.

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  22. The zebra quilt is about the cutest one that I have seen, congrats on a beautifuyl finish.

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  23. Your zebra quilt is fantastic! Love the fabrics you used and the back is adorable! Well done with all those quilting lines!

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  24. That is a great one to link with Val's Tuesday Archives!

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