Sew Fresh Quilts · Oct 26, 2017

Giraffes in a {Rainbow} Row

Look up! Way, way up!

Is it a quilt? Is it a sail boat?

No! It's a row of rainbow giraffes!

After a lot of indecision about choosing prints or solids, the giraffes were finally made using all Kona solids - Lipstick and Deep Rose, Tangerine and Orange, Sunny and Canary, Avocado and Pea Pod, Cyan and Pool & Magenta and Violet.

I wasn't sure if I wanted to go dark or light for the background, but in the end I chose white to match my blog header. And I am so happy with how the quilting stands out against that crisp white!

Prior to this quilt, I have never had one of my tops sent out for quilting. I had this quilt professionally quilted by Sarah Yetman of Spooled Rotten Quilts. I met Sarah when I was giving a trunk show for her guild back in September. She is a longarm quilter who offers custom quilting. I was hesitant to have someone else quilt one of my quilts, but I am so glad I took her up on the offer. My only instructions were to have fun with it. And she sure must have followed those instructions.... It turned out beautifully! Thank you Sarah! You are a master!

For the backing I sent along this print called Wideback White Words from Mad About Patchwork. And I used Kona black for the binding.

The "Giraffes in a Row" quilt finished at 60" x 60" and was the 56th use of my 2nd edition of 100 labels ordered from Ikaprint.

You can see my 4 giraffe version of this pattern here.

The Giraffes in a Row quilt pattern comes with instructions for the 4 giraffe quilt, that finishes at 39" square, using one colourway (yellow/brown) OR 4 different colours, AND for the 6 giraffe quilt, that finishes at 57" square, using 6 different colours. And you can find the pattern here.

Giraffes in a Row - 39" square all same

Giraffes in a Row - 39" square 4 different

Giraffes in a Row - 57" square 6 different

Linking up to Finish it up Friday with
Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts

Keep On Quilting On!

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