30 November 2017

Dinosaur Tracks

Quilt Number 13 of 15 is done! Or 7 of 9, as Mrs. Micawber joked. I wonder if Jeri Ryan would approve...

This quilt was not on my Ravelry WIP list for this quarter because although I had the Fossil Rim layer cake in my stash, I had not decided prior to October what I would do for the final boy's quilt for this year's Christmas project.

This was a fun fabric to work with after all the neutrals in Black in Scraps. I probably would not have come up with such a cute color combination, and the prints are just adorable.

The sashing is Kona Graphite leftovers from another project. There wasn't enough of the dark gray for the binding, so I used the darkest of the dinosaur track prints for the binding, and my binding was about half an inch shy. I wasn't sure what to do because I didn't have anything else that would go with the binding print, so I eased the binding as I worked and made it fit. No leftovers from this quilt at all! Actually, I do still have half a layer cake, and I enjoyed working on this quilt so much, I might make another one, not quite an identical twin, later on.

Piecing took one night, and layering took another. The quilting was finished in two nights, and the binding was finished in one more night.

too close for comfort

When I finished the quilt, I was shocked to have nearly run out of thread again, this time, gray. I've been ordering Gutermann thread online because the only local stores that carry it have long, long, long cashier lines, and they aren't all that close. I'm going to have to order more dark blue and more gray after all these boy quilts. My thread rack has been just about stripped bare of masculine hues.

Linking up with Busy Hands Quilts, Crazy Mom Quilts and Confessions of a Fabric Addict.


  1. The dino may need something with more meat, it's all bones haha dinosaurs are always a win indeed.

    1. Yes, those bones definitely need some protein, Pat! I’m elated because birth mama of the adopted recipient loves the quilt. I am confident now the recipient is going to love curling up in this!

  2. There's something SEW satisfying about completing a quilt just BEFORE running out of thread!!! :o))

    1. Yes, indeed, Joy! I wish it would happen more often at my house instead of running out with six or eight inches left to stitch!


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