4 August 2017

Giraffes in a Row

What could possibly be cuter than a giraffe on a quilt?

Four Giraffes in a Row!

I shared the Giraffes in a Row pattern debut at the Let's Bee Social last week. And although I would LOVE to make every version that the pattern provides instructions for.....

This is the one I REALLY want to make!!!!

Giraffes are not new around here at Sew Fresh Quilts. I made some side view giraffe in this Giraffe Love quilt. And then I made some more with this first Giraffe Family quilt and this second Giraffe Family quilt. And of course, there was the recent Jungle Baby quilt here.


My colour choices for this line up was highly influenced by the backing fabric I found lingering in my stash since May of 2015. I purchased these two pieces from the Giraffe Crossing collection by R&B Design Team for Riley Blake Designs, with 2 yards of the Giraffe Main in cream and 1 yard of Tic Tac Red, from Canadian National Fabric.

The Tic Tac Red makes for the perfect binding!

The quilting was performed using my walking foot to create organic wavy lines with white thread both on top and in the bobbin.

The "Giraffes in a Row" quilt finished at 39.5" x 39.5"
and was the 42nd use of my 2nd edition of 100 labels
ordered from Ikaprint.

What's THIS?!!!

It's my second stash addition for the year!!!

A stack of Kona Cottons for the Giraffes: Violet, Magenta, Cyan, Teal, Lime, Avocado, Canary, Papaya, School Bus, Flame, Deep Rose and Lipstick.

For the Background, my first ever yarn-dyed: Essex Yarn-Dyed in Charcoal

For the Backing: Widescreen Crosshatch in Black

For the Binding: Kona Charcoal

Thanks to Pam at Mad About Patchwork!

If 4 Giraffes in a Row are cuter.... Then 6 must be the ultimate in cuteness!

Now I want to make a rainbow of Giraffes in a Row!

The Giraffes in a Row pattern comes in two sizes.

You can make 4 giraffes that finish about 40" square or 6 giraffes that finish about 57" square.

You can find the Giraffes in a Row pdf pattern here in my shop.

Linking up to Finish it up Friday with 

Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts

when she returns in September.

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The Cozy Quilter said...

You will love the Essex linen. I am using it for the background of my Holly Jolly Christmas quilt. It's a little heavier than the kona cottons and you may find it easier to press seams away from the linen towards the kona cotton. It adds a lovely texture. Perfect background fabric for your colourful giraffe quilt!

Little Quiltsong said...

Love the backing on this cute giraffe quilt. Have fun with the bigger one - it will be exciting to see when finished.

Patty said...

Love the giraffes!

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

I can just picture this in a baby's room - it is so cute and the backing is so neat goes with it so well.

Ariane said...

This quilt is so adorable! It's a wonderful finish!!

Rachel said...

Adorable! And the giraffes on the back are perfect. Can't wait to see your six stack - the fabric pull looks great!

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

I love the pattern, especially with six giraffes, it's a great practical background colour too, the giraffes just pop out. Perfect backing fabric.

Alison V. said...

I love this quilt so much! I love the backing too -- so much fun!

Rosemary B❤️ said...

Lorna, this is the cutest quilt ever.

Turid said...

Such a cute quilt. No wonder,I love all your quilts.

Quilter Kathy said...

Totally adorable! Perfect binding too!
And that new fabric is delicious looking!

VA said...

Another winner! These giraffes are really great, but no surprise because all of your designs are great!

Paula DiMattei said...

Oh my gosh, this is the cutest quilt! But then again, I love all of your quilts.

Sandra Walker said...

These are just TOO cute Lorna! Think you've hit another home run!

Nancy said...

So cute. Thanks for the affiliate code. I order some labels moments ago. They looked so nice on the back of your quilt.

Kathleen said...

Love your six in a row!! OMG, if I wasn't already 120+ blocks into a quilt for my granddaughter, I would make this instead. Maybeeeee another year :)

lvkwilt said...

You come up with the cutest ideas! Love these guys! Thank you for inspiring me!!

Preeti said...

You make the cutest quilts and then share your expertise with all of us. You are the best!!! I am in love with the giraffes and sending lots of hugs to you.

Carie @ Space for the Butterflies said...

Oh that is just so cute - I love it!

Wayne Rhodes said...

I love this!!!!And Giraffe Love! And also Life's a Jungle and Giraffe Family! Excellent work and design. For the latter two, was this from the same pattern, or from another one, or did you design it yourself?

For the first two, is it all pieced or is there applique?

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