Friday, July 18, 2014

Dinosaur Quilt for Takuma Komiya Saunders

Once again I have been inspired by Deb Hardin. We are expecting two grand children this year, a girl and then a boy, so I was looking for a cute baby quilt idea. Deb was doing this pattern her new grandson and so I tried it in girl fabric and boy fabric. Natalie helped me find some fabrics for both when I was in Texas in February of 2014. The Dino fabric on the bottom is the main fabric for the boy baby but that is the only one that is original to our choices as shown in the fabric photo. However, this fabric reminded me of Brad's interest in Dinosaurs when he was little so I just had to make it for his little boy. I finally found the right fabrics so here we go.

I had to do some looking for things that would match the dinosaurs as well as the pattern. This is the pattern called Chirp Chirp (from Quilts and More Spring 2010 magazine.) Some how that name doesn't fit the dinosaur theme . . . Maybe it should be called Dino the Dinosaur . . . just a thought.

I actually found a remnant of blue pokadot minkie for the back . .  YEAH!

The most challenging part of this quilt was designing the big dinosaur! The orange fabric also says Dinosaurs all over it.

I had fun quilting this one to look dinosaurish . . .

I finally finished the binding in Vancouver hotel room after Takuma was born.

 Takuma Komiya Saunders was born on July 14, 2014. The quilt is 40.5" x 52.5"