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Topic: Hello, we are giraffes! Quilt  (Read 1205 times)
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penguinade
« on: February 28, 2009 03:54:48 PM »

Hello, we are giraffes!  We have silly smirks


Here is a diagram of our lengthy giraffe proportions, at two squares per inch.  We make a pretty good size baby blanket, if you ask us (long enough to drag around but not trip any of the baby feeders)


Here is a picture of us before we were born (and sadly, before we had smirky smiles)


And a glamour shot of our long, long legs and necks.


Here are some silly stuffed giraffes that are confused by our shocking likeness!



Technicals:
1/2 meter of each spotted print was used for the giraffes, with 1 meter for the background--I have enough leftover for a whole 'nother quilt worth of giraffes.  Backed in a flowery green and bound with pre-made bias tape
Machine pieced for baby friendliness, but hand quilted.
Faces are hand embroidered--The contrast in colors is better in real life
Cutting and piecing took 1 hour each, then 40 minutes to quilt each giraffe.
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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2009 06:32:48 PM »

Cute!  And I love your explanation of them, too.  Very whimsical.
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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2009 06:58:16 PM »

Adorable!  And what a great theme for a child.  Lovely work.
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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2009 09:34:17 PM »

awww, adorable giraffes
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« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2009 09:52:11 PM »

Hehe, they're so cute! Love that last photo.
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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2009 08:46:45 PM »

I love giraffes!  Too cute!!!
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