|Dinosaurs mini quilt: measures 12" x 30"|
A few months ago I pattern tested these paper pieced dinosaur blocks by Stars and Sunshine (available in her Craftsy store). My plan was to turn them into a mini quilt based off of this scene from the show Firefly. Finally I have!
|Dinosaurs mini quilt: speech bubbles, now with punctuation!|
The speech bubbles say
"Ah! Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!"
"Hahaha! Mine is an evil laugh! Now die!"
"Oh no, god! Oh dear god in heaven!"
If it doesn't make sense, scroll back up, click on the link and watch the clip (it's only like 40 second long). If it still doesn't make sense I suggest you go watch the entire Firefly series! Less than one season, you can knock it out in an afternoon!
|Dinosaur mini quilt: feathered ceratosaurus|
I used the 12" Tyra t-rex pattern for the ceratosaurus (the dino in the tv clip), and 18" x 9" Steph stegosaurus pattern.
|Dinosaur mini quilt: spirals on the stegosaurus.|
I used Bella Solids in Charcoal (lighter and greener than Kona Charcoal, for the record) for the background and backing. I don't have info about the various dino colors--I got most of those solids from someone on Instagram. The binding is Kona Eggplant.
|Dinosaurs mini quilt: back|
I used Aurifil #5004 for all of the background, bobbin, and all of the quilting on the stegosaurus. I used Aurifil #2600 for the quilting on the ceratosaurus and #2021 for the words and speech bubbles.
|Dinosaurs mini quilt: quilting detail.|
You might be wondering, "With 3 days worth of pebble quilting is there a snail somewhere in there?" Good question! Yes, indeed there is one snail, which can be seen in two of the above photos. However, there are lots of "false snails"--pebbles with spirals but no snail. I also quilted some of the larger pebbles with stars to break up the monotony of quilting a million pebbles!