Friday, December 22, 2017

TGIFF - Giraffe Family

I've been wanting to make Giraffe Family by Lorna @ Sew Fresh Quilts for a long time, but never found the time.  My boss is going to be a grandmother next month, and she asked me to make a quilt.  The theme in the baby's room is giraffes, and so voilà.

The quilt finishes about 41 x 52 inches.  It's still difficult to get decent photos, but now that the winter solstice arrived yesterday, the days are slowly getting longer.  Spring is on the way!!


These giraffes are so darn cute.


I matched the fabrics to the colours in the baby's room.


This is a great and easy pattern, but a little time consuming sewing the giraffe bodies -- couldn't figure out the best way to chain piece without mixing up the pieces.



I wish you and yours a Merry Christmas.  Although the season is about spending time with loved ones, I hope you find some time for sewing -- I know I plan to!!  ☺


If you have a finish this week, here's your chance to share it with everyone:

Thank Goodness It's Finish Friday @ Powered by Quilting
Finish It Up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Finished or Not Friday @ Busy Hand Quilts 
Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation 


15 comments:

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

This is darling, Anja, what a lovely gift to your boss and her grandbaby. I wish you a Merry Christmas and hope you enjoy the time you can carve out at your sewing machine. :) Hooray for the Solstice and spring being on the way!!

Lesley said...

Beautiful quilt! Have a Merry Christmas!

Julia D @ Jada's Quilting Adventures said...

Beautiful quilt, Anja! I just seen Lorna released a new pattern for a moose! I am totally in love with that one. But there are so many projects to do so I'll wait before buying another pattern. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year :)

Patty said...

These came out wonderful! I love this pattern too.

Izzy said...

This is so cute Anja! The colours are really nice. Merry Christmas!

KaHolly said...

Very sweet, Anja, I’ll just bet your friend is over the moon! Happy holidays!

Lynette said...

This is so very adorable, Anja! And, wow, I can see how the spots would make it tricky to chain piece - looks like a good time for an in-betweener project to send through between every couple of giraffe portions? I do love all the animal quilts by both Lorna and Elizabeth Hartmann. So much cuteness!!

Jen Shaffer said...

This is precious! Very sweet and I bet it's a favorite for years to come.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Adorable!!!

Stitchin At Home said...

This is so darn cute Anja! Merry Christmas to you too!

Cheryl said...

Do cute, what a great gift! Merry Christmas!

Linda said...

Your giraffe quilt turned out so cute! great job!

Granny Maud's Girl said...

Yes, those giraffes are so darn cute!!

Sandy said...

Those giraffes are SO cute! That's gonna be one happy Gramma!

Lorna McMahon said...

How did I miss this?!!! Your giraffe family is beautiful Anja and I love the colours you chose. What a gorgeous gift! Well done!