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Wild Life – Friday it up Finish

Posted on: November 7th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

Welcome to the Wild Life!  Oh, DEER…. I can hardly BEAR it!

I used my walking foot to quilt around and inside each of the animals.  And then, with all this negative space, I just knew I would have to do some free motion quilting.

The straight line quilting was performed on my larger machine, affectionately known as Aunt Elna.  But she just isn’t a free motion quilting kind of girl.  For this I set up my Little Janome.  Other than for winding bobbins, he does not get much use anymore, since Aunt Elna moved in at the beginning of the year.  But, in spite of his only having 6.5″ between the needle and body of the machine, he is the master of the fmq at our house.  The top had finished at 42″ x 54″ and the quilt only lost 1/2″ each way after quilting.

Yes, yes, yes.  I know….  As shown in my earlier post, I did purchase some really cute fabric for the backing and binding.  From the Forest Friends collection designed by Ingrid Slyder for Moda – Forest Friends Toss in Pebble.  And for the binding – Forest Friends Birch Trees also in Pebble.

But I was looking through some of my older stash and found this great print with all these gorgeous fall colours and could not resist using this instead. Harvest Market by Robin Betterley for Wilmington Prints.  This oak leaf and acorn camouflage print seems to suit this wilderness quilt so much better!

And for the binding, Harvest Fallen Leaves by The Henley Studio for Makower. I quite like the nice, crisp frame effected by this darker print.

This quilt finish was the 16th use of my 100 labels ordered from

I spotted the Wild Life quilt in it’s natural habitat.  And chased it over by the woodpile.

Perfect for an outdoorsy baby, this quilt has been captured, tamed and is now for sale in my Etsy shop.  The pattern is available from my PayHip Pattern Store here!

Linking up to Finish it up Friday with Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts….
And TGIFF! hosted this week with Laura at Quokka Quilts.

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25 Responses

  1. Vicki says:

    So extremely cute! Love those furry creatures. It has given me ideas for quilting my quilt. Love it!

  2. Ruth says:

    Very cute – love their faces!

  3. Kate says:

    Lorna, this quilt is so adorable …. it's precious!!!!

  4. Cheryl says:

    This is the most adorable quilt ever! The animals are just too cute and I love your FMQing!

  5. Patricia says:

    The quilt is sooooooooooo darling, any little one would love it.Patricia C

  6. Carla says:

    Cute Lorna. It's hard quilting in such a small opening isn't it. That's all I have…..

  7. Jasmine says:

    Such a darling design and a fun quilt. I love it!

  8. margaret says:

    what a fun quilt and will make a lovely gift for a child

  9. So cute. I really the texture on their face.

  10. Anonymous says:

    This is adorable. Love the fabric choices and the fun pictures that you took with the quilt.

  11. It turned out great! The animals are very cute and your FMQ is perfect!

  12. Love all those animals (and the accompanying puns!)… I'll definitely be filing your FMQ grass pattern away for future reference!

  13. Perfect for any baby……you can call me \”baby\”….giggle. Really this is precious!

  14. Vera says:

    Looks great! I love it! Your quilting is the perfect touch!

  15. Susan L. says:

    That is just adorable!

  16. Elise Lea says:

    So cute! love the grass FMQ!

  17. Cute, cute quilt Lorna and I really love seeing it on the pile of wood!! We have another load of wood coming and I just might have to do a photo shot like that! Keep warm this winter my friend!

  18. Those little deer are the cutest thing! Love the fmq you used

  19. Sherry VF says:

    The rough fence is a great picture background! Love the quilt too.

  20. Love the grass quilting on this one!

  21. A very cute quilt, Lorna! I really love the way you quilted it :)-Soma

  22. Kaja says:

    Oh this cute – raised a smile first thing in the morning. I'm wishing I had your log pile too.

  23. Laura says:

    Oh that is so cute!! but GROAN to the animal puns… 🙂 Great finish, thanks for linking up!

  24. Anonymous says:

    Very cute. I like how you pull out your walking foot to do this project. I must brush the dust off mines and give it a try….

  25. Lana says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! I mean you do some of the BEST WORK / DESIGNS ever!!!!SUPER GREAT JOB MISSY!!!