animals real and quilted

More animals after the hedgehogs! It was such fun to work on the “large” hedgehogs, that I decided to do some smaller ones. I used the idea from Elizabeth Hartman’s website and made pillow covers with a hedgehog between two foxes. The real Mickey cat is enjoying his animal company!

mickey and the animals - skalabara

The fox block was sewn quickly as there are not so many pieces. To get a good result when sewing the small hedgehog, I started to check the unit sizes after each step. So when I sew all units together that they match. The small hedgehog as an ideal block to train an exact 1/4″ seam allowance and precise pressing. Anyway it was fun to see how the block comes together. The hedgehog/fox pillow covers are free-motion quilted – stippled.

Since I have passively followed the Dog Gone Cute quilt along by Lorna from Sew Fresh Quilts, I thought it was time to make some more hairy friends. I decided to make some pillow covers that will stay on our sofa. As I am a big fan of Kaffe Fasset, the fabric choice was made quickly – both for the hedgehog/fox and dog blocks.

dog gone cute quilt along - skalabara

dog gone cute quilt along detail - skalabara

Lorna has made a superb job with the pattern, it is understandable and easy to follow. I have quilted these covers using the walking foot in an irregular wavy pattern.

On this place I would like to share photos from Andrea of the table runner I gave her. Andrea likes bright colors and it can be seen also in here home. Love it!

table runner for andrea on the spot - skalabara

This is my last sewing project in 2015, I am slowly getting packed for my trip to Prague. I have sorted out my stash, cleaned up my sewing room and I am getting ready for the festive season.

Have a wonderful week, thank for stopping, Barbora

8 comments on “animals real and quilted

  1. preeti says:

    Love how you chose bright fabrics to make the fox and the hedgehog come to life!!!
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  2. embroideredtreasures says:

    The pillows and table runners are all beautiful!!

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  3. I love all your animals! Those patterns are such fun and the combination of fabrics is great! The table runner looks fantastic in your friend’s home. Such a great complement to the colors in her home. I wonder if my home will ever look quite that neat and tidy! lol

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  4. You have been a very busy pillow maker too this year I see! Love your bright and happy fabric choices. And the wavy line quilting! The table runner looks right at home on your friends dining table. What a lovely piece!

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    • skalabara says:

      Hi Lorna, thanks for stopping. Love your designs, thanks for sharing them with the quilting community! I wish you a wonderful Christmas, all the best for 2016 as well as many new quilting ideas, x Barbora

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