Monday, April 27, 2015


I had a hard time deciding what to make for the Quilt Alliance contest this year.  The theme is "Animals We Love."  Then I decided to do something with a little humor.  I cut out a piece of wool blended felt - National Nonwovens TOY002, for the backing 16x16.  It's a nice do-able size.

A couple of years ago, I made a flip book of imaginary animals, and I really liked this lime green dinosaur.  So I enlarged it and made a pattern with just line paper and scotch tape

Then I selected the fabrics that I wanted to use and they had been pre-fused with Mistyfuse, which made it pretty easy.  I put the right sides together, to create a mirror image.  These are from my Heart and Soul Sisters line with Hoffman Fabrics.  You can find them at Hancock's of Paducah and

mirror image

The background is from the same line.  These fabrics are all the same print, but in different colors.  I love the movement it creates.
Close up
And I love the fact that this line has words.  Words for the girls - Be Bold, Be Brave, Be Strong, Be True to Yourself, Remember Who You Are, Be Authentic, Dream Big.  The pink wool blended felt was placed on the back as the backing.  It becomes my substitute for binding too. So, there's no batting, no binding and no fabric on the back, just wool blended felt.  Easy to fuse, easy to sew through, even by hand.

Free motion machine quilting from the back.  This was so fun to create!

Girlasaurus 2015


  1. This is a super cute piece Jamie !

  2. love how you just whip up one wonder after another!!!!

  3. Such a cute idea using the mirror image!

  4. Such a cute idea using the mirror image!

  5. Love this. Can't wait to see it in person this summer.


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