Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Daft Zebras

Here is "Daft Zebras", all finished. It measures about 32" square. I tried not to compress the photos too much so you could click to enlarge and see some details. It was raining outside, so these pictures will have to do for now. This first one shows the letters, but not the quilting.
This picture may not be in focus (hard with no flash inside), but you get a sense of the quilting. (Remember, I've got an old Kenmore sewing machine with a walking foot.)
Here's a detail of one edge. You get to see the spiffy binding too.

Overall, I am very pleased. It was well worth all the aggravation. These letters really push the envelope, and that was what I really wanted. I will hang this in my sewing studio, so I can finally (three ABC quilts later...) have a letter quilt for reference.

And by the way... here are the "real" zebras hiding in the letters. Can you see the [two] zebra tushies now?


Donna said...

Wow! Your letters are wonderful, and really pop on that lime background. You really havc great use of fabric--I loved your zebra B even before I saw the zebras!

Clare said...

Wonderful and I love the binding idea.

Quiltdivajulie said...

YEAH! It looks great and I know how happy you ate with it. LOVE IT!

Riel Nason said...

Cool letters. Cool quilting. Cool binding.

Quilt Monkey said...

This turned out great! I love watching your process posts and seeing the final products. I've had this binding tutorial bookmarked for a couple of weeks, and am very happy to see how well it works. Now I want to make something just so I can try it out!

Tonya Ricucci said...

whee, fun! love that B in zebra. great binding and the quilting looks great. if you'd just make ugly quilts then you'd still have an ABC quilt for reference hee hee hee

Sharon said...

I love this one! You did a great job, and it was fun to follow your progress. I always learn a lot from you!

Love the lime and black & white - and the letters you make are so controlled and exact. I love how you positioned the various features of the fabrics, 'specially the zebra tushies! That B is just awesome, both up close AND far away.

Great job!! (and when I grow up, I want to make letters like you do!)