A Moose Quilt by Ann Igou --Alaskids 7 Friends
Type of item: Functional
Style: Whimsical, Outdoorsy, Cute, Funky, Casual
cotton quilting fabrics and basic supplies and equipment
What was your inspiration?
I usually do not make the same quilt pattern more than once as there are so many different things I want to do; however, this little quick to make crib quilt is one exception though it had been years since I made one. I have a friend who is a hunter and lives a true Alaskan life. He has a new grandson that lives back east somewhere and I wanted to make him a quilt for the baby. I know he will get a kid out of this little fellow and I am looking forward to giving it to him tomorrow.
This a great little pattern that sews together quickly (this one took me less than 10 hours from start to finish including the label on the back) and is fun to make in a variety of different fabrics, pastels, brights (my favorite), colors true to subject or not. Ever get a baby shower invite with little time to prepare, this is an excellent answer.
What are you most proud of?
Looks cute as it should.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Have fun. The pattern calls for basting the applique to the front of the quilt, placing it face down on batting and backing and sewing around the outside, turning and then applique the moose with a satin stitch though all thicknesses. This time I pinned the front face up to the batting, pinned applique in place, satin stitch (or what ever stitch you prefer) though on the front and batting. Then I placed it face down on the backing, turned, and outline quilted around the applique and finished the quilting.