Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Zebra

This is my second entry in this year's Bloggers Quilt Festival hosted by Amy Ellis of Amy's Creative Side.  It's my Zebra wall quilt, made from a pattern by TartanKiwi (Juliet).


Juliet ran a class for our guild and I started my zebra there.  It's quite tricky foundation paper piecing a design like this, but I was very happy with my finished piece.


I had my Zebra machine quilted by a friend.  I just didn't think hand quilting would suit this design, and my machine quilting isn't up to this standard.


You can read more about how I made this quilt here

The finished quilt is just 20" x 20".  The pattern is available for purchase and download here, but Juliet also has other sizes available in her Etsy and Payhip stores.  She even has a book out now called Animal Quilts.

My first entry in the Bloggers' Quilt Festival for 2018 is Home and Away and you can see it here.



Amy Ellis from Amy's Creative Side has been hosting the Bloggers' Quilt Festival for many years.  I've been entering since 2014 because I love joining with other quilters to show what we can make with fabric and thread.

This year is different - you don't need to visit all the categories, and you don't need to vote for winners.  The prizes will distributed randomly across everyone who enters.

I encourage you to pop over to Amy's blog and see all the quilts on display.  Once you visit a quilt there is a check mark that appears on the photo, to help you keep track of where you’ve been. The linky software Amy uses keeps track of your IP address, so if you switch devices you won’t have the same check marks.

14 comments:

Lena Pugacheva said...

That's a great quilt, Wendy! I can see the pattern is very fiddly, but you made such a neat job of it, and I just love your background - it really glows with all the beautiful colours and patterns.

Pamela said...

A super fun quilt! Those bright greens really set off the zebra!

Warm Quilts said...

Loving the paper-pieced zebra! Your beautiful background fabrics are just as intricately pieced as the zebra itself.

http://blackeyedsewsan.wordpress.com/ said...

Adore that bright yellow quilt-so beautiful (gray here in New England due to Florence) and a breath of fresh air. Do love your blog...my first thought was non quilty DO NOT SIT ON THAT BED! :) Susan

Alison V. said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! The quilting is lovely and I agree that the green background is perfect for the zebra. :D

Martine Kuciel said...

J adore vos 2 quilts très lumineux je suis fan

Preeti said...

Your zebra is so handsome, that I can hardly look away. Love how the Kaffe prints frame his attractive face. Kudos to you on a fabulous finish!!!

Susan said...

Love the fabrics you chose for this zebra pattern - he really pops!

Heide said...

What beautiful work! I love the colors that you used in the BG of your zebra.

Sharon said...

One of my favorites!

Shannon said...

I love how colourful the background is it really helps the zebra pop! Great work!

Frédérique said...

Amazing quilt!

Gemini Jen NZ said...

I love it! I have that pattern too - must get busy and pick out the background fabrics so I can get started on it.

PaintedThread said...

Neat zebra. I like your choice of background fabrics. Pretty!