Thursday, February 4, 2016


And introducing... my only quilt of 2015, IsaiahSaurus. This beauty was completed *just* under the wire, and I'm excited to show it off!

IsaiahSaurus was designed as the feature quilt for my new baby's nursery. Its artwork comes from the "Have you seen my Dinosaur?" panel by Jennifer Pugh, with coordinating fabrics from the line (purchased at Ethelbird & Eliza ) and some nice pops of color from a local quilt shop.

To design this quilt, I took inspiration from the book Panel Play, and put together my own composition. I started with just the panel, and rearranged the pieces until the proportions looked pleasing, and then filled in with the other elements as I went. The stripes on the top and bottom are pieced in, but the dinosaur "photographs" on the side were sewed on afterwards for a more 3-dimensional look. I'm actually pretty excited about it turned out!

The back was pieced from another coordinating stripe, and moda weave in cheddar and crimson. I have to admit, that stripe on the back was one of the first things that drew me to the line. It was also really fun to work with the bright colors; those are my favorite kind.

I have since added a hand-stitched dedication (that's what took so long - the rest of this quilt was ready to go in October) so now this quilt is up for use. It's probably going to spend most of its time hanging in the nursery, but a baby quilt isn't a baby quilt until it's been used at least once for tummy time.

So, we're off for a test drive. Gotta love that smile :-)


  1. Beautiful quilt and beautiful baby! Congrats on both accomplishments!

  2. I really like the loop-de-loops FMQ in the stripes and how you outlined the dinosaurs, and the clouds and the words as if they are in a cartoon balloon. Clever. The colors are really fun and I could just soak in that cheddar it is so yummy! I know it must also be a real source of pride to know the design was all yours – colors, positioning, FMQ, dedication. Great work. Great job. Great job on the baby too. It is also kind of cute that your quilt has color coordinated legs in the first two photos.

  3. Looks great! Thanks for including my fabric. - Jennifer Pugh