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Wildlife, etc. Quilts

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  • Total submissions: 42
  • Total countries: 11
  • Total provinces: 4
  • Total states: 17

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Aaron's Jungle Aaron’s Jungle
By: Elaine, Arizona, USA

This quilt was part of my ‘make it myself’ baby shower gift. Since I made quilts for all our friends’ babies, and none of them sew, they all decorated blocks for me to turn into a quilt for our son. As he gets older, it will show him how loved he’s been since well before day one.

Quilt size: width: 46" height: 67"

Alaska Shop Hop Quilt Alaska Shop Hop Quilt
By: calicojoan, Colorado, USA

This was a not only a joy to put together, but to shop for all the blocks. The piecing and applique combination was so much fun to do.

Quilt size: width: 80" height: 80"

Animal Friends Animal Friends
By: Barbara Skladoni, Ohio, USA

I made it with flannel front and fleece back.
The pattern is from “Lickety Split Quilts for Little Ones” by Laurie Bevan.

I love bright colors and this one worked fine. It will make a good donation quilt at the end of the year.

Thanks for looking at it!

Quilt size: width: 42" height: 42"

Antioch Tiger Antioch Tiger
By: RCQuilting, North Carolina, USA

I went to the Baltimore Museum of Art for a special showing of their Album Quilts, but in one of the hallways, they had a display of floor mosaics from Antioch. The tiger in one of them spoke to me. The quilting was done on my longarm and includes trapunto

Quilt size: width: 43" height: 32"

Around the Jungle Around the Jungle
By: Marilynstitches, California, USA

I did this quilt for a show with the American Orchid Society, using a supplied orchid fabric. I built it around the jungle animals where orchids grow. I repeated segments of the larger piece on the left side and incorporated my bias circles and strips. Made on lightweight wool.

Quilt size: width: 30" height: 30"

Bear Stars Bear Stars
By: Mary on Lake Pulaski, Minnesota, USA

This quilt was made just for my husband because he supports my quilting with enthusiasm and deserved a quilt of his own!

Quilt size: width: 68" height: 76"

Bears in a tree Bears in a tree
By: Tiffany Tuttle, Ontario, Canada

I made this wall hanging quilt for my Father as a Christmas gift. It’s often difficult to find things to make for men, but this pattern suits him well. We have it proudly displayed in our cottage. Three baby bears, climbing a tree, all appliqued on a sky blue background.

Quilt size: width: 19" height: 22"

Blue Bird Blue Bird
By: Carol Babineau, New Hampshire, USA

Quilt is original work, 100% hand dyed cottons, applique, embroidered, machine quilting.

While out in our snow filled yard in early spring, this little guy landed in front of me and allowed me to take his photo.

Quilt size: width: 8’" height: 8’"

Full Curl Full Curl
By: LuAnn Kessi, Oregon, USA

This is a portrait quilt created from a photo I took at the Oregon State Fair of a Dorset Ram. He is such a beauty! In the sheep industry, those big horns are referred to as a Full Curl.
I colored and painted this on fabric with Neocolor II Crayons, machine quilting and cord bound edge treatment.

Quilt size: width: 13" height: 19"

Gecko Dance Gecko Dance
By: Hilde Hoogwaerts, Brazil

These geckos are appliqued on a background of a Ricky Toms Convergence design. The background was a UFO for some time. To break the geometric lay out, I started adding geckos and leaves. With free motion quilting I added more curly shapes with a colour changing thread.

Quilt size: width: 43" height: 43"

Gone Camping Gone Camping
By: Myra, Manitoba, Canada

Made with 2 charm packs (sorry don’t recall) and a nice pine-cone border print. Applique parts found in a magazine(again don’t recall which).
Made in 2008 for my brother and his wife as a 25th wedding anniversary, as they are avid campers, and wildlife lovers. I got big smiles for this gift! 8-)

Quilt size: width: 44" height: 52"

How Will the Wolf Survive? How Will the Wolf Survive?
By: Susan, Washington, USA

I made this quilt for a challenge for my quilt guild – we had to Quilt a Song. The wolf is from a pattern by Toni Whitney and I designed the remainder of the quilt to visually represent the song “How Will the Wolf Survive” by Los Lobos. This is my first art quilt since I have been quilting 3 years

Quilt size: width: 42" height: 42"

Hummingbird and fushias Hummingbird and fushias
By: Doreen Kennedy, Ontario, Canada

I made this paper-pieced wallhanging a few years ago when I first started quilting

Quilt size: width: 27" height: 34"

Jungle Animals Scrap Quilt Jungle Animals Scrap Quilt
By: Sheryl W., Missouri, USA

I’ve made several quilts for Project Linus with a jungle animal theme. This one was made from the scraps of all of the previous projects. I love those animal prints!

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 48"

Kiddo's Tigers Kiddo’s Tigers
By: Kate, Oklahoma, USA

My daughter loves tigers. On my first trip to the Houston Quilt Festival, I found a fat quarter packet with all these tiger fabrics which just had to become a quilt. One fat quarter only two tigers in it, so I added pictures of her stuffed tigers in the two corners. She still loves this quilt.

Quilt size: width: 50" height: 50"

Koru Gecko Koru Gecko
By: Rona Keith, Namibia

This gecko has been superimposed on a traditional Maori design called a koru, also seen on the tail of Air New Zealand planes. Please have a look at my blog and click on the ‘gecko’ label to see the full story and design process behind this quilt. Thanks for your interest. :)

Quilt size: width: 31" height: 23"

Lines Should be Straight Lines Should be Straight
By: Frances, Georgia, USA

This is part of the Zoo challenge for our local guild. The 2nd part of the challenge was to reflect something that our last show judge said about one of your quilts….in my case, “long lines should be straight”….a bit tongue in cheek!!!

Quilt size: width: 24" height: 18"

Lone wolf Lone wolf
By: Shape Moth, Germany

It’s my first quilt made with rew edge applique technique. I wanted to use the background fabric as one of the shading colours on the wolf. It’s free motion quilted and I used some fabric paint for the eyes. I simply love wolves.

Quilt size: width: 12" height: 12"

Majestic Majestic
By: Quiltalicious, California, USA

Applique deer, based on a pattern by Toni Whitney, done all in batiks. I thought he looked majestic and proud, hence the name of the quilt.

Quilt size: width: 30" height: 30"

Modern bird Quilt Modern bird Quilt
By: Elaine Clifford, North Carolina, USA

I just started cutting and sewing strips and squares of fabric together. I wanted the bird themed fabric to be the focus of the modern blocks. I love rusty reds, Turquoise, and Peach and brown colors. I believe I made this in Fall of 2010. It was so much fun to make and quilt!

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 60"

moose at the cabin moose at the cabin
By: Connie, Arizona, USA

My sister building a “cabin” and wanted a moose quilt to have on her bed there. I was so proud to make it for her

Quilt size: width: 90" height: 90"

Moose Crossing Moose Crossing
By: Marjorie Henwood, New Brunswick, Canada

This is a wallhanging….I love animals, and it is so much fun to put them out there in this manner…..

Quilt size: width: 30" height: 18"

Out of Africa Out of Africa
By: Bern Johnson, Australia

I love everything to do with Africa especially African animals so I made this quilt some years ago now. I have a huge collection of African fabrics and had a lot of fun making this quilt. As my step-daughter Anne-Marie loves tigers I made an almost identical quilt for her, with tigers in her quilt.

Quilt size: width: 45" height: 46"

Pheasant Fever Pheasant Fever
By: Sew Silly Paula Coleman, Kansas, USA

“Pheasant Fever” was made especially for our friend Danny, who is an avid pheasant hunter. His wife special ordered it for him and told me to pick out the fabric, pattern, etc. I had fun using the pheasant panel and designing this quilt. The fabrics are all pheasant related in nature/design.

Quilt size: width: 54″" height: 75″"

Serenity Serenity
By: Donna McGraw, New York, USA

I made this quilt for my grandson whoo just started hunting. He got a very nice buck his first year of hunting and I thought this would be appropriate for him. He loved it when he received it.

Quilt size: width: 45" height: 69"

Spring Storm Spring Storm
By: Lynne Dupre’, Alberta, Canada

I made this for my son who loves horses. It is a Toni Whitney pattern from Big Fork Bay. I used batiks, and the mane is made with various wools I had in my stash.

Quilt size: width: 24.5" height: 27"

Summer Camp Summer Camp
By: Lindy, Washington, USA

While working for Camp Fire USA, a youth organization, I made quilts for the annual fundraising auctions. The evening’s entertainment always featured Camp Roganunda and the outdoor activities it provided for youth. This was a fun quilt to build! Paper piecing, pieced blocks, applique. Raised $300!

Quilt size: width: 65" height: 78"

summer reverie summer reverie
By: Rosalind Pollock, United Kingdom

This is a wholecloth quilt. The flowers and butterflies were drawn with Derwent Inktense pencils before the quilting was done.

Quilt size: width: 24" height: 24"

Swimming Fish Quilt Swimming Fish Quilt
By: Swimming Fish quilt, Australia

this quilt is inspired by a paper cut out picture i saw – i hand appliqued the fish onto the background and then and used cute mother of pearl buttons for the fish’s eyes.

i love the fish swimming the other way – an individual!

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 65"

The animals at the farm. The animals at the farm.
By: Grete Aakerstroem, Norway

I have made 2 “learning quilts” like this for small boys. They love them, can sing songs about the animals, and learn a lot from talking about what they see, where the animals are, colours, sizes, how many an so on. One quilt is for my “grandson” and we have nice times talking and singing.

Quilt size: width: 40" height: 45"

The Eagle The Eagle
By: Delaine Gately, Washington, USA

The quilt is from a Poem challenge – I drew “The Eagle” by Tennison – it is applique and multiple techniques with a glitz tulle overlay

Quilt size: width: 30" height: 30"

The Guardian The Guardian
By: Wanda Horn, Oregon, USA

“The Guardian” is one of Toni Whitney’s new designs for 2011. She is a wildlife artist who turns her art into fabric wall hangings. This particular design was inspired by a photo she took on one of her inspirational journeys in the wild and wide open spaces of her N.W. Montana home.

Quilt size: width: 22" height: 28"

Toonga Toonga
By: Nellie Durand, Tennessee, USA

Toonga (an African word for adventure) The fragmented images symbolize my perceptions of Africa … from a jungle safari to structural and native patterns. Machine quilted, machine pieced, hand applique. Yarns are couched to the surface. Beads form facial features of the masks in 4 corner blocks.

Quilt size: width: 37" height: 40"

Tweet Tweet Tweet Tweet
By: Quilts Sew Shabby, Missouri, USA

I found this beautiful pattern (called “Bird Song”) by Figtree Quilts and used my stash of their “Dandelion Girl” fabric collection to make this hand-appliqued quilt for a friend. I used the needle-turn method for the applique.

Quilt size: width: 48" height: 60"

Vanishing Wetlands: Legislative Compromise Vanishing Wetlands: Legislative Compromise
By: Wendy L Starn, Louisiana, USA

Made for the annual Swamp fiber show in Baton Rouge La. Theme: SOS Save Our Swamps. Technically a quilt, but made with unusual materials: 434 adhesive bandages, corn pad, gauze, adhesive tape, spanish moss, netting, cotton fabric, acrylic paint.

Quilt size: width: 48" height: 24"

Vanja's quilt Vanja’s quilt
By: Milka Rajic, Serbia

I made this quilt for my daughter Vanja.

Quilt size: width: 52" height: 82"

Wild Cats Wild Cats
By: Urszula, Poland

My wild cats with African themes. I’ve used free motion quilt on in and I know that I have to practice more to have better effects. But at all I’m satisfied for the effects first time free motion quilting on so big quilt. I love African themes and I’m fascinated with this continent.

Quilt size: width: 78" height: 89"

Wild Rabbits Wild Rabbits
By: Marie D., Pennsylvania, USA

This is done with Therese May’s technique. I didn’t want to make another pattern, so I thought I’d use batiks because I can rarely tell which is the right side of the fabric. I quilt for fun and I had a good time with this one.

Quilt size: width: 33" height: 44"

Wolf Forest Wolf Forest
By: Mona, Norway

This quilt is based on the pattern “Moose Lake” by Roxane Hepker from the July 2009 issue of “The Quilter”. The moose fabric is replaced by a wolf fabric and other coordinating fabrics.

Quilt size: width: 75|" height: 75"

Wolves in Norway Wolves in Norway
By: Maggi, United Kingdom

Only a postcard size quilt. Made for an exchange asking what our dream holiday would be. I combined a photo of wolves with one of Norway as visiting Norway and seeing wolves would be my dream holiday. Sun’s rays quilted with Madeira Jewel to add sparkle.

Quilt size: width: 4" height: 6"

Woodland Creatures Woodland Creatures
By: Veronica (Bunny) Wood, Ontario, Canada

This quilt was all done on my embroidery machine using applique designs. I had to manipulate them to fit my hoops, using my software program. I had seen an hand applique quilt done and since I did not like hand applique at the time. I challenged myself to create a similar one using my emb. machine.

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 60"

Zanzibaar Zanzibaar
By: Shruti @ 13 Woodhouse Road, India

I have used just 2 blocks – sq in sq – on the front with fussy cut animals from the Zanzibar Fabric by AH. On the back is the full fabric. I have quilted this with the backing up, quilting over the outline of the animals, in a red thread so that on the solid front, the animals are seen subtly.

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 36"


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This post was published on May 27th, 2011. Post topics: Quilt Gallery.

12 Responses to “Wildlife, etc. Quilts”

  1. Barbie K says:

    Love love love the quilts! and the ability to vote for more than one!!!

  2. So many beautiful quilts really makes it hard to vote, even with three allowed! I know I picked out way more than that.

  3. Stitches says:

    Beautiful quilts this week and so hard to decide on the 3 to vote for but I really like voting for more than one. I love to see all different ways that everyone made their own “wildlife” quilts. Great job to all!!!

  4. Lindy Weber says:

    Oh, Mishka! Thank you, thank you for the chance to vote for three!!! You have lifted the ‘stress’ of choosing just one, when so many are so beautiful.

  5. karin says:

    Oh my gosh – no WAY I could have just chosen one – THANK YOU THANK YOU for letting us vote for more than one! Of course, in THIS category, every single one is spectacular! How will the judges ever choose!?

  6. Martha Pouliot says:

    What a beautiful quilt I can relate to the 20 minutes a day as some days that is a stretch. I have used quilting to help me grieve the loss of both parents 6 weeks apart. One passed the day before Thanksgiving and used quilting to make gifts for neighbors and the Wednesday after New Years I lost my dad. Quilting has been a true blessing to just sit, sew and remember.
    I love a quilter with attitude as they always think outside of the box and your blue, greens and yellow quilt does just that with design and color. Thank you

  7. Yea for giving us 3 votes! Yea for it being so difficult to decide which of all those wonderful quilts to give them to.

  8. Mary says:

    Mishka,
    Thanks for giving us 3 votes. It’s still hard to pick favorites because everyones quilt is so beautiful.

  9. Annmarie says:

    I really appreciate being able to vote for 3 – thanks.

  10. AMANDA says:

    LINDO SEU TRABALHO, ESTOU TE SEGUINDO PASSE NO MEU CANTINHO, E SE GOSTAR ME SIGA TAMBÉM!!!!!!!
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  11. Kevin McNamara says:

    “How Will the Wolf Survive” is the most beautiful quilt I have ever seen. Well done to the person who made it.

  12. Donna McGraw says:

    All of these quilts are fantastic. Thank you for letting us vote for more than one.
    Great work everyone.

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