Friday, May 2, 2014

Hakuna Matata Mini quilt

Measures about 23" x 12".

I'm soooo glad to finally have this mini quilt finished!  You can read more about the patterns and issues I had here.



I stitched in the ditch with matching thread around the major features on both faces, and added a few lines of wrinkles/creases for detail.

Timon also got some teeth lines.

I quilted the background using Aurifil  #1147 and used #2887 in the bobbin.  All the other threads are various ones I just have on hand.

The back was a piece from my stash, an older Connecting Threads fabric.

Timon's main fabric is actually the wrong side, but by far the best color I had around.  Pumbaa's main color is Kona brown (the only one they carry at Joann's), but I honestly wish I had used something a little lighter.


This quilt will be shipped off to a friend I worked with at a wildlife park as part of a Pay It Forward she signed up for last January.  Only a few more PIF gifts and then I'm done!

Label (quilt tag is from TagsToGo on Etsy).

17 comments:

  1. I love these fellas! They are just so happy and make me want to small right back at them. Is it wrong that I'm thinking about eating bugs and singing Hakuna Matata?

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  2. Love this! I hope they loved it at the guild.

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  3. So much detail in the paper piecing... I can understand you being glad it is finished. It looks wonderful and I'm sure it's intended recipient will love it.

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  4. Love this! It was well worth the trouble it gave you

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  5. This quilt is fab! And I love your profile picture, btw :)

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  6. I love it! Now I'm singing the song in my head. :)

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  7. Congratulations on getting them finished up! I am amazed at your patience in working through your paper piecing problems.

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  8. Your friend will love it, for sure!!! Lovely paper piecing, you are really skilled!
    Esther

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  9. These guys turned our so great! I could have sworn I commented on these already.... Anyway, what a fantastic PIF. Nice work. I love the added definition the laugh lines add.

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  10. It looks tricky to make but the end result is totally worth all your hard work.
    I wonder if there are more pieces in this mini quilt than in some maxi quilts ...

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  11. that's very very cute. thanks for linking up with TGIFF!

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  12. that is just brilliant! I'm sure your PIF candidate will be thrilled!

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  13. It turned out so cute! Lots of itty-bitty pieces, but so worth it.

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  14. This just made me smile. Too cute!

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  15. It was worth all the effort. They are great and great characters that would make you smile. A great pay it forward piece!

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  16. So cute! They turned out great, and i love how you just quilted the ditch on their faces. I have a hard time deciding how to quilt when it's things like this. I can't seem to quilt over anyone's face! (which is why i still have yet to quilt the lego star wars guys i made!) And now thanks to you, i can... as welll as adding in a death star. You're awesome!

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