Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Q3 - Ikea ZOO finished


Time to tick something from my list! Yipee! Not only this Ikea ZOO quilt is on my Q3 list but I made it my July's goal as well. Nothing gets me motivated like a deadline.


It wasn't smooth ride though. I wanted to do some loose FMQ square on it but I only managed very small scale and I was not happy with it. So I needed something else. I draw quick sketch in paint to discuss with my quilting friend. She liked it and encouraged me to do it with white thread just like the drawing. I call it frames. There is less on the quilt but you get the idea.


I used masking tape to mark the frames. It has just the right width.


I added some bright green for the binding. As I wrote in previous post I leave the polar fleece on and trim off once the binding is on. That means you have to sew the binding on front. As I used machine binding for this one, it left line all around the quilt which I'm pretty fine with.


My regular quilt holder was not available so I asked my girl to take the pics. We took the quilt to near field of sunflowers. You can see they are almost gone. We had to go where the field begins. There were still some pretty ones. I must admit I'm not the best quilt holder as my girl was not giving me any instructions. It was rather me yelling "hurry up, do one more the wind is not blowing" :-)


I'm glad it is done. It is just small size 59x52". I do not have that feeling that this is the best quilt I have ever made but it will no longer bother me. The backing is pretty snuggly though. I don't even have a song name for this one. Or maybe: Animals by Martin Garrix. I assume you don't check the lyrics, LOL.

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23 comments:

  1. Haha, Animals is perfect! This is such an adorable quilt! The quilting is perfect :)

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  2. What a fun quilt for a child!
    If you are looking for song names, all I can think up is the old 'We're going to the zoo, zoo, zoo. How about you, you, you?' There was a band here in the 80s called the Baby Animals.

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  3. Oh, I didn't have to check the lyrics on that one. Haha! :) Congrats on a finish and marking one goal off your list. I like the frames, and using the masking tape was a great idea.

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  4. Love how you make the animals pop out :) The quilting is perfect, too!

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  5. It's fun, whimsical and wonderful. I love everything about this quilt. The print makes me smile, I adore the shadow effect, the white frames cool, and your colour choices are perfect. This is an ideal cuddle quilt. Even on the most rainy and miserable day it would make you smile and cheer you up. Beautifully done!

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  6. It looks great, I love the shadow effect. You found the perfect place amongst the sunflowers for your photo shoot.

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  7. sledovat sleduji, komentovat nestíhám, ale toto musím. Moc pěkné a líbí se mi, že není, teď mi nejde to správné slovo na jazyk. Líbí se mi ta kombinace

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  8. I like the name IKEA Zoo and am so happy to see this beautiful finish. What a great snuggle quilt! Well done, Vera!

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  9. Vera, that's such a fun quilt! I love your shadow effect! And what a beautiful photo backdrop!

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  10. Love this quilt, really lovely!

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  11. Such a great quilt! I love it!

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  12. It's fantastic, Vera - congrats on such a great finish! The quilting design really makes the animal blocks pop!

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  13. Vera, I love this quilt! Your pattern is great and the color choices set the whole thing off perfectly. Oh my, that soft back sounds dreamy.

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  14. I love this - your picture backdrops are amazing too

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  15. I absolutely love the 3D look you have given this quilt.

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  16. How about 'Pictures of You' by The Cure... "I've been looking so long at these pictures of you, that I almost believe that they're real" ?

    It looks great. I like the quilting design you came up with.

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  17. That is so cute Vera!

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  18. I'm with you on deadlines - they are so helpful. The sunflowers are gorgeous, and with the snuggly quilt back, I'm sure your quilt will be enjoyed!

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  19. I'm a big fan of the darker colors underneath--the perspective & depth they add is awesome. BRAVO!!!

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  20. So cute and love the illusion.

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  21. I really like the idea of further framing the animal blocks... it worked out very nicely. And I know exactly what you mean about intending to do something large in FMQ and it turning out small scale. It happens to me all the time!

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  22. I had to look at the lyrics, ha!

    There's a song by Ke$ha called Animal and one by Shakira called Animal City. That's all I've got! Oh and there's the Nine Inch Nails song with lyrics about animals... heh

    I really like the offset frame quilting, and that you added them at the edges too.

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