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I have three boys, and have had many boy fabrics come and go thru the house. Lots of vehicles and machines. As my oldest and youngest sons love them.
But my middle boy is an animal lover. And his favorite animal is a Dinosaur... of course! They were big, and powerful and LOUD and ferocious.
Carson is 9, and hasn't had a quilt made for him since he was a baby. So it was time.
When I asked him if he would like some of the great robot fabrics in his quilt, he told me no,it had to be dinosaurs, and 'real' looking ones at that. No cute, frilly ones ;) LOL
There isn't a whole lot of 'real' looking dinosaur fabric out there. But I did find a few. Mostly these 'tossed' dino's, which makes it a bit hard to come up with a pattern for them. As they are hard to fussy cut and I don't do applique very often.
I used up quite a few pages of paper, trying to find the right design to show case the tossed dino's, along with this repeating panel.
My best Friend Carol suggested that I make the blocks crooked, so it looks like they've been thrown down. Perfect! It was just the idea I needed. As I had 3 different size blocks I was working with.
I also used some of this beautiful Kona solids jelly roll, to brighten things up. Along with a Shadowland piece from Kona Bay. I thought it was perfect for dino's. And another piece of Kona solid.
Here's Pine, our barn cat, following along on my photo shoot.
The quilt is a bit bigger than Carson, so I'm sure he'll outgrow it within a few years.
I had fun with the borders. I even mitered them.
This quilt is waiting in line.
It will be next, after I finish my First boys quilt. It's about halfway done, you can read more about it here, and here.
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