Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Dinosaur Quilt: It's Finally Finished!

Words cannot say how excited I am that I am finishing quilts! How awesome is that? I would say that it seems my motivation has gone up (which is partly the case) but also I am figuring out getting more time into sewing. And sew days with the guild help a ton too!

Granted quilts take a lot of work and a lot of time and are harder to work on, especially when you are trying to keep it a secret from a little boy who does NOT nap! Goodness me! This one has been one of my goals for several quarters. but this last one was it!

Little Man's Dinosaur quilt.

The Berry Bunch: The Dinosaur Quilt: It's Finally Finished!

We picked up this awesome panel when I took my first trip out to the local quilt shop shortly after moving into the area, about 2 years ago... I couldn't decide what to do with it and finally picked up some fabrics on the quilt shop hop in November 2013.

Then, it was just finding time to work on it.

The Berry Bunch: The Dinosaur Quilt: It's Finally Finished!

I finished it at the most recent sew day with the guild and was super excited that when I finished the last few stitches on the binding, the bobbin ran out. Can I say, perfect timing? I was destined to finish that quilt at the sew day!

Details.

The border is done in two different batiks and sorry that I cannot remember who did those batiks. But they just fit so nicely!

The Berry Bunch: The Dinosaur Quilt: It's Finally Finished!

The backing is a minky fabric. Perfect size and just so cuddly soft! I also wrapped it around to the front for the binding.

The Berry Bunch: The Dinosaur Quilt: It's Finally Finished!

For the quilting I just stitched the ditch on the borders and free motioned around the dinosaurs. I love the way it looks on the back!

The Berry Bunch: The Dinosaur Quilt: It's Finally Finished!

The Berry Bunch: The Dinosaur Quilt: It's Finally Finished!

And now, to give it to him. Since it was supposed to be a birthday present in 2013, I have no idea when to give it to him. I'm thinking for a road trip we will be taking in July? That way I don't have to hide it any longer...

The Berry Bunch: The Dinosaur Quilt: It's Finally Finished!

The Berry Bunch: The Dinosaur Quilt: It's Finally Finished!

I'm excited to be able to knock another finish off my list. It's slowly decreasing and I am not planning on adding anything to it anytime soon... ;)

The Berry Bunch: The Dinosaur Quilt: It's Finally Finished!

The Berry Bunch: The Dinosaur Quilt: It's Finally Finished!

The Berry Bunch: The Dinosaur Quilt: It's Finally Finished!

Happy Finishing!