Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The Lion Sleeps Tonight

The Lion Sleeps Tonight started with a graphic I saw on the internet.  It was from THIS website.

I separated all the parts and pieces and printed four full sized prints (48 x 36) to use as templates and maps.

The first map was just for the background.  Then I made a monkey.  From the start, the goal was to not use fusible or interfacing.  Instead, the bottle of starch got a workout.  It worked well.

Lots more animals followed.  Eyes, mouths and tiny pieces were the only bits that had fusible on the back.

The grass was fun.  It was cut at random and sewed down to the background at the bottom of the fringe.

Once the background was done, the whole quilt was sandwiched together and the animals were pinned to the top.  Using a walking foot and a darning foot, the animals were thoroughly quilted to the sandwich.

This is probably the most fun I've had making a quilt.  Start to finish, it was a big adventure.