Zebra Butt Friday Finish
On Wednesday I shared the news of my latest quilt in the works… the ZebraZ quilt. No, no. I am not finished piecing the entire quilt. But I am finished a few of the blocks. This constitutes a Friday Finish in my books. And I have been working on the pattern and piecing the blocks all this week. In that post on Wednesday, I showed the little birdie block I made. And then mentioned all my other progress amounted to were zebra butts. Some of you wanted to see them anyways…
So here is one zebra butt!
Seriously though…. I have gotten a few of the heads finished in time to share a picture of these three completed blocks. The first two are with dark grey stripes and the third block has black stripes. His name is Zazzles. Someone commented on my facebook post how it would be nice to see a rainbow zebra, too. And that was my original plan. But I felt that the one black striped zebra was more suited to the style of this quilt layout.
|ZebraZ blocks by Sew Fresh Quilts – the one on the right… His name is Zazzles.|
Just so you know…. To be totally honest…. Those eyes and nostrils are not sewn on yet. I edited these photos and painted on the facial features and the bird’s legs.
Here again is the little birdie block alone. Although the bird does look rather large in comparison to the zebra, this block finishes at only 5″ x 6″. Each of the zebra blocks finish at 12″ x 14″.
As I was working away on those ZebraZ, my mind wandered through the many comments left on the ZebraZ introductory post. Someone wondered if I was piecing all those stripes. Yes, those stripes are pieced. But I pieced width of fabric strips together and then cut the body parts to width from these strip sets. I like a challenge, but I am not THAT crazy. Hey.
But maybe that still sounds like an awful lot of trouble?
Perhaps. So I began picturing how these zebra blocks would look using a variety of black and white prints for the zebras instead of piecing the stripes. Cheater ZebraZ is how I now refer to them. On Thursday I started adding this option to the pattern. Then you could use 16 different prints to make the pieces and forgo piecing the stripes.
|Black and White Print ZebraZ|
Yikes!!! I thought it was vulgar enough to be showing Zebra Butts….. This Zebra is BARE!!!!!
Maybe someone would like to use a really bright and crazy floral print to make the one zebra different. Or maybe some rainbow striped fabric anyone???
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