25 Feb 2015

Let's Bee Social #61

In keeping with the wild animal theme of the Elephant Parade quilt along, I am now working on this fun ZebraZ quilt this week.  After hours of quilt math, and the making of prototype blocks, the pattern is finally finished.  Now the fun part begins!  On Monday I did all the cutting.  Tuesday I started the piecing, following the pattern to ensure it is written accurately.

ZebraZ quilt 58" x 72" by Sew Fresh Quilts

This unique wildlife quilt is a sponsored project, as Northcott Fabrics has been kind enough to supply the rich solids from their Northcott ColorWorks premium cotton collection.  I can hardly wait to see this new quilt design come to life!



So far I have made fantastic progress.
However, besides this cute little bird block, the remainder of what I have accomplished is only 15 zebra butts!  Just wouldn't be right to show them, as is.

Bird block for Zebra quilt


Meanwhile, the Elephant Parade quilt along is now in it's fourth week and going strong.  By using the #elephantparadeQAL hash tag, it is such a pleasure to see everyone's quilting progress on Instagram and in the Flickr group!  It's not too late to join in the fun...  The next two weeks will reveal the final block instructions for the bird and flower blocks.  Then on to sashing, borders, backing and quilting.  Looking forward to hosting the Elephant Parade linky party at the end!




Did you know Sew Sister's Quilt Shop is having a SALE?

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That's right... Beginning tomorrow, there is a BUNDLE BONANZA going on.
And you don't want to miss this!  I know I won't!
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This sale will going on from February 26 - 28th.
I'll be sharing some of my favourite bundle picks tomorrow!



NOW.... Let's PARTY!!!!
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46 comments:

Vera said...

Oh my! What a fun design! Love it!

~Diana said...

Oh sew cute Lorna! You have amazing designs!!!

Jennifer Shaw said...

Love those zebras! They look so much fun to make :-)

Laura said...

These zebras are absolutely adorable, Lorna! I can't wait to see a finished one...

Maartje Quilt said...

I love your pieced animals. They are adorable. I want to make them, allthough I do not like piecing.

France Nadeau ❅ inspiration imagination creation said...

An other beautiful design! You're such a productive lady... I've been seeing many elephants lately. I guess I'll see many zebras in the weeks following the release of your pattern. I'm looking forward to seeing your zebras. I wonder if you cut and pieced every single black line on their body...?

Deborah @Patchwork Atelier said...

I love your designs dear Lorna! The zebras are so cute!

Tina Short said...

I bought your Elephants pattern but have too much on at the moment so I havnt started it yet. After seeing the zebras I've had a brainstorm.....the elephants surrounded by a herd of zebra !!

charlotte said...

I have been loving the elephants on parade. The zebras are adorable. Are you using striped fabric or piecing it?

Susan L. said...

That is adorable Lorna! Can't wait to see it all made up!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

all of the animals that you are making look so cute - really some great kids quilts here love that quilting too

Preeti Harris said...

You are such an animal lover - in a quilty way. Does PETA know about your work?

Vicki in MN said...

What cute little zebra's!! But I can't wait till you get around to the giraffe!! If you do I might just want to do some testing for you, LOL

Amanda Fagan said...

Oh, your zebras are adorable!! And the one little birdie...just precious!

Needled Mom said...

I love the zebras!!! Is that going to be the next SAL? I hope sew!

PegP said...

Oh my goodness Lorna, that is soooo cute!! Can't wait to see the finished product.

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

Goodness the ZebraZ quilt is going to be lovely! :)

Skootchover said...

Those zebras arre awesome! How clever you are. I can't wait to see it - I would have been ok with zebra butts. :)

Andrea @ Mouse in My Pocket said...

It looks like you've been having fun! And I think photos of Zebra butts would be funny. You should share them. :)

Sandra Walker said...

Too cute! You made me chuckle out loud with your zebra butts sentence. Animal butts and baby bums are so cute--you totally should've bared them, bahaha.

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

Are the zebras going to be a free pattern and quilt along like the Elephant Parade?

Carla said...

Lorna! You're killing me with the cuteness! Zebras!!

Lara B. said...

Lorna, first you make me Ooh and Ahh! Then you make me snort tea out my nose! Zebra Butts, indeed! LOL
Wonderful new quilt!

Needle and Foot said...

Very clever - you have a wonderful imagination coming up with these patterns.

the zen quilter said...

Oh Lorna, these are so adorable - I love love love it!

Jasmine said...

I love all your animal patterns!!! You are so clever to do it without much paper piecing.

Jayne said...

OMG! I can't wait to see this one! You are getting a menagerie of animals together! How amazingly creative you are Lorna!

Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge said...

Honestly, Lorna. I was barely able to resist the elephants. Now you've upped your game and put zebras in the mix. I don't know how much longer I can hold out!

Soma Acharya said...

First elephants, now zebras?? Perfectly Adorable :)

-Soma

Sew Stitching Cute said...

Ok Lorna... like really... could you come up with any more cuteness for quilts and animals? I mean, really... these are ADORABLE! I love love love these! All of your hard work is BEAUTIFUL! Too fun!

Pam @Threading My Way said...

When do you find the time to sleep, Lorna? Another cute and super fun design.

Kris said...

Totally cute as usual!!! so fun

Alice said...

OMG!! I NEED this pattern right now! Love, love these guys.

Daytona Damsel said...

You are so creative. The zebras are cute but they look angry LOL. Like they don't like being disturbed. :} Debbie

sonalee said...

The zebras are super cute like the elephants and frog and turtle...have been a great fan of ur blog. Let me know if you want a pattern tester for the zebra quilt...will be glad to be of assistance :)
Leena (India)

Serena @ Sewgiving said...

The zebras are a great idea Lorna! Especially these days with a lot of nurseries being decorated in modern black and white - it's hard to find designs to fit - this patter would be perfect :)

Judy said...

Love your Zebras, is it going to be the next QAL?

Shasta Matova said...

These zebras are adorable! I was thinking of adding other animals to the elephant parade. I ruled out the zebra because I thought they would be hard to see on a white background, but these are so cute, I am rethinking that decision!

krislovesfabric said...

The elephant parade has been a fun sew and these guys look just as cute :)

greeneggs said...

Cute cranky looking zebras. I've heard somewhere that zebras are quite cranky critters, unlike horses, so this seems apt.

Anja said...

I thought the elephants were cute...and then voila....zebras. Hmm...might have to jump on the bandwagon.

Lorna McMahon said...

I am strip piecing the stripes, Charlotte. Once the strips are joined, then the body parts are cut to width from the strip set. Not as bad as you might imagine. LOL!

Lorna McMahon said...

I am strip piecing the stripes, France. Once the strips are joined, then the body parts are cut to width from the strip set.

Lorna McMahon said...

Thank you, Jasmine! But just to be clear... There is NO paper piecing involved with any of my work. I tried it once and found that method really hurts my brain. Hahaha!

Laura said...

Too sad I missed that moment... ;))

Shanna said...

OH I have to see the Zebras! You are just sew cute!! I am enjoying watching the Elephant parade, though I had to resist partaking as I am moving. I have been printing each post in the anticipation of making it once we move in 6 weeks!