Thursday, December 10, 2015

Jungle Abstractions

This is The Lion from Jungle Abstractions collection by Violet Craft.
I saw this at the Fat Quarter Shop and knew I had to make it.
My 1st grand daughter loves lions and I'm going to surprise her on her birthday next month.
She's going to love her grandma even more.
 This is a paper piece project.
It took 32 11x17 pages.
I figured as long as I was making one that I'd make two.
One for my grand daughter and one to sell.
Here's a picture of part of the pieces before I started putting them together.

 I kinda made a mess peeling the paper.
I tried to hit the trash can but missed a few times. 
 

 This is what it looks like with my fabrics (draped over the sofa).
I do like my colors.
I decided to just order the pattern and use up some of my fabrics.
This measures 60x60 right now.
I'm going to put a border on it to make it a little bigger.
 
It took me a solid week to piece this awesome Lion.

I wouldn't have been able to do it this fast if I had still been working.
If you didn't catch the little hint...
I am now retired!!!!
YEAH


4 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

No wonder you have been quiet - you made two of these!! I love this pattern and it is on my 'want' list for some time. AND congratulations on the retirement!

Quilting Focus said...

Wow! Fantastic paper piecing! Have you got any recommended tutorials, we have one here: Quilting Focus:Paper Piecing

Barb said...

Congrats on your retirement....I know you are going to have fun fun fun doing all the things you have wanted to do and more. I have to say that that lion is out of this world fantastic...she will love love love it!

JJ said...

Nice lion and it is great that you have retired. Wish it were me.