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Giraffe Love

Posted on: April 3rd, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

Once you’ve done the Elephants …..
And you’ve done the ZebraZ ……

How do you follow that up?
Well, with Giraffes, of course!

This is Giraffe Love and it’s made from Kona Cottons.
For the Background: Ice Frappe, Pond, Pool, Breakers, Cyan & Oasis.
For the Giraffes there is Sunny & Cedar.
Cactus, Peapod & Grass are for the Leaves.
The top finishes at a nice baby quilt size – 40″ x 50″

My fabric order from Mad About Patchwork arrived on Friday.
I cut out the pieces on Saturday.
Began the piecing on Monday.
And had a completed top by Tuesday afternoon.

Now what?

These are my choices for backing fabric:  Cosmopolitan in Lime, Ampersand Typography in White, Windy Day in Aqua and Cosmopolitan in Currant.

The quilt people had their say when I put the question up on Facebook….
And so did the folks on Instagram

I’m having a really hard time making a decision.
Which one would you choose?

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31 Responses

  1. I think I would go with Windy Day in Aqua. Beautiful quilt and design, Lorna.

  2. Cassandra says:

    Windy Day in Aqua is my favorite.

  3. Skootchover says:

    Love these guys! I think Cosmopolitan in Currant is my favorite. It catches the colors from the front.

  4. Such a fun quilt, Lorna. I love it!!! Think I'd go with Windy Day in Aqua.

  5. lefuntz says:

    Windy Day! Most definitely my choice. I'm loving all of your animals.

  6. Anne D says:

    cosmopolitan in lime! I like the darker fabric. love all the elephants, giraffes and zebras.

  7. Marly says:

    Cosmopolitan in lime gets my vote. I love this one and still want to make it longer for a Yoga mat!

  8. Dorian says:

    Your giraffe's are so cute! How fun!!

  9. OMG those giraffes, I love this animal kick you've been on, it' been so fun to watch you come up with all these wonderful ideas! I would go windy day in aqua cause the tree theme goes well with the giraffe's heads above the leaves.

  10. KathyinMN says:

    First off, the giraffes are adorbs! I'd go windy day in Aqua, as I also think the trees go well.

  11. Ah. Maze. Balls.I love these giraffes…. seriously dude. They're super fun.I wonder if you're having trouble with the backing because none of the oh-so-pretty choices are perfect for these long neck fellasToo much grey & black, not enough cedar-y, orange-y, browns….. pull 4 more.Yikes. I hope it's OK to be honest…just my opinion, not meant to hurt any feelings, inflame or incite any negativity.

  12. I like the windy day in aqua as well, looks like a lot of us do 🙂

  13. Dominique says:

    Oh Lorna, those giraffes are awesome. Looks like you found your calling. A whole alphabet of animals? What's next? Cats and dogs? Monkeys? Seriously, that is a great quilt! Love to see what you come up with.

  14. Lorna you are incredible!! How do you do to be so creative and to work so much?? Love your giraffes!

  15. Needled Mom says:

    That turned out so cute. I would go with Cosmo in lime.

  16. Flo B says:

    My choice would be Windy Day. Love your giraffe's quilt.

  17. Windy Day in Aqua seems to me the one that works best with the giraffes.

  18. Shanna says:

    Windy day in Aqua! I really love your zoo ish quiltiness lately!

  19. Patty says:

    love the giraffes. Great job!

  20. Windy Day makes sense, keeps the theme.

  21. Fantastic Lorna! Great use of solid fabrics. -Soma

  22. KendasCrafts says:

    I like the Windy Day!

  23. Jill Fisher says:

    Could those giraffes be any cuter? I love how whimsical and happy they are. Windy Day is cool, but my favorite is Ampersand. It makes me think the giraffes are friends. 🙂

  24. Jill Fisher says:

    Could those giraffes be any cuter? I love how whimsical and happy they are. Windy Day is cool, but my favorite is Ampersand. It makes me think the giraffes are friends. 🙂

  25. Jasmine says:

    Your giraffes are so cute, anything goes, but the Windy Day trees are my favorite.

  26. Ioleen says:

    Love these giraffes. Cute, cute and cute. I would go with Windy Day.

  27. You are creating a zoo! I like the Windy Day as backing. Debbie

  28. Giraffes are just too cute! I like Windy Day!

  29. Kathleen says:

    Definitely Windy Day!

  30. Lara B. says:

    Ooooh another wonderfully fun Quilt Lorna! You are on a roll ! Well you probably already decided on the backing after all these votes. I like the Cosmopolitan in Currant the most, but they area ll very good.

  31. Vera says:

    They look great! You are doing really great job with the animals!