I’ve been a little busy this week, but couldn’t post a WIP because it was a surprise gift for my friend Nichole’s brand new baby boy that was born on August 16. Nichole and hubby decided to be surprised so they didn’t find out the gender beforehand. I didn’t want to do a gender-neutral quilt for the babe so I had to kick it into high gear once the baby was born.
On Saturday, Aug 18, I picked up Jungle Bungle from 4th and Main. I knew I wanted something that would come together quickly, because I already had a date on the calendar for long-arm machine rental for Saturday the 25th, so I chose The Road Trip Quilt – a Cluck Cluck Sew tutorial. I got home at 2:00 p.m. and immediately started working on it. By 7:30 p.m. I was finished (that includes a break for dinner). I had enough fabric to do 12 rows instead of 10, which is perfect for this quilt. The stripes in the quilt aren’t Jungle Bungle, but the LQS had them shelved just below the Jungle Bungle line, and since they went so well with the rest of the prints I was using, I threw them in. I used a bright green minky for the backing (gotta love that it’s 60″!). I knew that my quilt lady had a pattern with jungle animals, and let me tell you – it’s PERFECT!!
Gift delivered! So happy I can post about it now!