There's something about the weekend that always makes my sewing time so much more productive than the average weekday. It's all thanks to my husband - he really is such an attentive dad and never minds taking over with the kids so that I can accmplish some things. People often ask me, "How do you get so much quilting done?" One of the main reasons is that I have a husband who knows I need a break and he supports me.
I finished this fun and simple quilt that I am going to call "Donkey Crawl." It is a pattern called, "Cub Crawl," from the book: Fat Quarterly Shape Workshop for Quilters. I am always in favor of simple quilts for kids and this design is so quick to put together that it lends itself to lots of free motion quilting practice.
I did a different FMQ design in each solid frame for the donkey and boot blocks. Even though I am not a huge fan of solids, I definitely appreciate their appeal for quilting- so much of quilting designs get lost in prints.
If you want to try the Cub Crawl pattern, be warned that there is an error - it has you cut enough solid strips for 16 blocks when you are only using 14. Grr....
I debated and debated on whether to use one of my favorite Laurie Wisbrun prints for the back: Urban Circus in pink and green BUT after observing my obsessive indecision, Nick told me I should go ahead and use something I was less attached to. The whole "precious" fabric thing is real! Anyway, I used this fun Alexander Henry print for the back: