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Sewing and cooking are two of my favorite things. In the past, I often found myself searching for pictures and details of projects I have done, without success. So I decided to start documenting my creations. Then my son suggested I add my recipes to the blog so that they are documented also.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Alphabet Jungle Quilt

I made this 44" X 52" quilt for a baby shower this week.  It is made from the pattern Alphabet Jungle by Kids Quilts Ltd.  The animals were appliqued using my Pfaff Quilt Expression 4.0.  However the ABC block and the 123 block were done on the embroidery machine.  I did have to applique my pieces with a tight satin stitch so that it matched that of the embroidery machine but it turned out well.
Previously I have always used Wonder Under to fuse my applique pieces but for this project I used Pellon EZ Steam II.  The advantage of it is that you don't need to iron until the pieces are arranged onto the final fabric. There is a tacky finish which allows you to place, remove and replace as needed until you get it where you want it.  I have been told that Steam A Seam by the Warm Company is a better such product but it is not being produced as a new factory is being set up for it.

The Lion is my favorite but the Elephant and Rhino was very cute also.

I did not want to do an overall quilt design so I stippled in between the animals and on a few animal parts just for texture. Then I quilted the borders with hearts at the corners and just a loopy line around the border.

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