I wanted to use the red and white striped fabric for the background, but didin't have a wide enough piece. But, I could cut small squares to piece together to get the size I needed. And, the pieced background is more interesting! I love the graphic effect of the log cabin blocks.
I don't often make the same quilt more than once, but I love this pattern so much I've made it three times. It's a fun animal quilt, but also all about friendship. I made it first with friend Hope, for our friend Kitty's first grandchild. Then I made it again for my friend Lori (aka Cyberqueen) for her first baby. This picture is the third quilt, made for my great-niece Payton.
The pattern "Fine Feathered Friends" was designed by Beth Wheeler.
This is the fabric used to cut out all the triangles.
Addy's quilt was an adaptation of a pattern in Quilter's World magazine, April 2008 issue. The original was square and I wanted it to be crib size, so I elongated the design and added a leaf. I also made a pieced outer border. It turned out so cute!
I used animal fabrics on the back of each string pieced block.
I used Ricky Tims' "Caveman" quilting technique to cut these gentle curves. What a fun project — lots of freehand cutting with very little measuring.
This was made as a floor mat for our baby grandson.