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Pandas And Zebras.

Posted on | April 8, 2022 | 9 Comments

The blocks using the Tula Pink panda fabric grew very quickly. I liked how they looked together, but they were not going to get very far on their own. Too small.

I was able to find some of the zebra fabric as well, to make alternate blocks. I also managed to find a solid to match one of the colours in the zebra fabric.

The picture is a bit untidy and obviously the fabric needs a press.

So the end result with the fabric I had was a small quilt top.

It’s about 40 by 55 ins at this stage. I wasn’t sure about the fabric for a border, so visited a friend with a large supply of Tula Pink. Strangely enough, nothing worked. It all seemed too busy. So I have come back to the idea of adding the same fabric to the border that is in the sashing. That is the next task to finish.

I need to follow up on a previous post regarding some blocks I was trying out. This photo simply shows that although they are a similar design, there is a size difference in the two blocks.

The one on the left is cut from a ten inch square.

Left to right, the down strips are cut 2, 3 1/2 and 4 1/2. The bottom strip is 2 ins. I then mix and match with another colour and sew a centre piece between the 2 larger ones before I cut them also. The rest can be worked out from the block photo.

The red and white block uses rectangles cut 3 1/2 by 4 1/2. The strips are 1 1/2.

We have managed a few days away again in the caravan before it gets too cold. Back to Beechworth again where we found this friendly flock heading across the road.

School holidays are coming and so are the grandies for a few days. And of course Easter is just around the corner. Lots to look forward to.

Cheers, Karen

9 Responses to Pandas And Zebras.

  • Raewyn says:

    The Panda and Zebras have come together really well! I love it how some quilts just grow and let you know what they need for completion! Did you try a border of your sashing fabric followed by a border of the zebras? Nice that you got some time away before the weather changes too much.

  • Susan says:

    Your Tula quilt is very striking Karen! Yes, I think using the same sashing fabric in the border would be the best option. Beechworth…! I wonder whether you were up the road from us when we were staying in Chiltern. Beechworth was probably the only town we didn’t visit on our recent break! Enjoy the grandchildren- ours are in isolation due to ‘you know what’ so we may not get a visit this time!

  • charlotte m. says:

    That Tula Pink quilt is really stunning. I love the black and white prints against the color.

  • Those pandas are so colorful, for being black & white! The turquoise sashing keeps all the animals in line, nice and calming. Wonderful that your GKs are coming! Happy Easter!!!

  • Pink Rose says:

    Hi KaRen wow such beautiful work ,I absolutely love the Tula quilt what a great idea you had to make the most of those little pandas,well done my friend,and I am so glad that you got the chance to go away ,it’s still very hot up here ,take care lovely lady

  • What a glorious job you’ve done of the Tula Pink fabric. I always like her fabric, but sometimes I don’t know what to do with it. I really like what you’ve done. Very effective.

  • Kyle says:

    Those and now the zebras are adorable together.

  • Fiona says:

    Your Tula blocks quilt is so striking…. very clever choosing those fabrics together and I think the same border as the sashing is a great plan. Clever blocks too with those fun fabrics…. gotta love little mice playing!! haha

  • So love the Pandas and it has come together well with the sashings and zebras. We loved our caravan stay at Beechworth…..loved all the history, scenery and of course the delicious honey…enjoy your Grandies visit xx


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