Friday, May 29, 2009

Chickenbone Jones on a quilt

I made this quilt for my friend Amy's yet-to-be-born baby, and now that she's received it, I can show pictures. I used the same pattern as the one with the giraffe (click here) bought from Oh, Fransson's etsy shop.

Since the sex of the baby is unknown, I didn't know what colors to go with. I had this fabric I had used for my Cubic Rhythm couch quilt left over, and I loved it so much that I was excited that I had enough for this project, too. I thought maybe it could go for a boy or a girl. I tried to balance the pinks with greens.

I wanted to do the applique of a chihuahua, specifically Amy's chihuahua Chickenbone Jones. I wish I had made the applique bigger, but I guess chihuahuas are extremely small in real life, too. To get the applique, I did a Google images search for chihuahua silhouette and then made it bigger on my computer, printed it and cut it out of brown flannel.

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The back is chocolate brown minky, which is very soft. It's not easy to work with and ended up sort of baggy. The binding I made out of various pieces of the main fabrics.

1 comment:

MLE said...

That doggy makes the whole quilt!! I've always wondered how it was to quilt with minky...now I know! Have a good weekend!