Sunday, March 12, 2017

Dinosaur ROAR!

This is one of those long-term UFOs.  I'm not sure exactly how long I've had this large scale dinosaur print, but it's been a while.  I'm thrilled to say it is finally finished!

The public library where I used to work had a bin where people could donate and take craft supplies.  At one point, I found this really colorful dinosaur fabric.  There was a somewhat odd-shaped piece cut out, and I'm guessing whoever had it originally cut out a dinosaur for applique.

I looked through my stash and found a fat quarter of blue fabric that would work.  I pinned them together with the dinosaurs on top. 

Then I used a satin stitch around the edge to secure it.  I quilted with a diagonal grid, then used my Accuquilt to cut out letters saying ROAR to put in this odd space.The green is some left over Kona Clover, also used for binding.

When Munchkin saw me working on this one, he really liked it.  His current favorite blanket is a fleece duck blanket that he was given as a baby present, and as much as I don't like to admit it, I don't like the fact that he likes a bought blanket more than a hand made one.  I've been wanting to make him one with fleece on the back so it will be cuddly.  I had some yellow textured minky that my friend Snow gave me when she de-stashed recently, and since yellow seems to be one of his current favorite colors, I figured that would work.

It's a hit!

I've had this on my FAL list of goals since I first discovered the FAL in January 2015! I'm really pleased to have finally finished it, and it's a bonus that my son wanted it as his.  This was #14 on my list of Q1 goals for the globally hosted Finish Along.

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