This week’s Throwback Thursday is another baby quilt. My uncle’s new wife’s daughter (I guess that makes her my cousin, doesn’t it?) was pregnant and my mom asked me if I would make a quilt as a gift. She’d pay for the materials, I would make the quilt, and it would be from both of us.
I had originally planned something super simple, but when I heard their nursery theme was going to be “jungle,” I remembered seeing an awesome lion quilt in Quiltmaker Magazine.
It was one of the Patch Pals – The Regal Patch to be exact.
In theory, Patch Pals are super easy to make, but gosh do they take a long time! They are super cute though, even if you forget to put on the lion’s whiskers…
Fun fact: I was listening to an audiobook while I worked on this quilt. Every time I see this quilt, I remember the book: Three Graves Full by Jaime Mason. A fun baby quilt featuring a lion makes me think about a book that begins, “There is very little peace for a man with a body buried in his backyard.”
I think that’s funny, but I’m odd.
For the back, I used a fun print I found of some jungle animals, a bit of the leftover fabric from the binding, and a small label.
Simple stitch-in-the-ditch quilting made the most sense as I didn’t want to distract from the lion.
We live in a different state than my uncle and his family, so we weren’t actually at the baby shower when the quilt was received. I got some very nice words from my aunt though. Everyone loved the quilt.
Hey, have I mentioned how my cat really enjoys photo-bombing my finish photos? She’s quite convinced that if there’s a quilt on the floor and my camera in my hand, it means I want to take a photo of HER.