Ed Emberley's Happy Drawing line makes me feel nostalgic--I remember drawing from this book as a kid. Thankfully, my friend timed her pregnancy so that I could justify buying some of it to make a quilt for her new baby boy.
I guess my mom didn't have the same nostalgic feelings about this book *cough* so I had to hit Amazon for a new copy.
I used the Jungle Path quilt tutorial by Sew Crafty Jess on Moda Bake Shop. It's a really cute pattern, and it comes together quickly.
I used squiggles for most of the background squares, but I snuck some solids in there too.
I mimicked the squiggle print for quilting and used more squiggles for the binding. Can't get enough!
I stitched the baby's name into the quilting (or tried my best!). Hope they can read it.
My son pointed out that lots of these Happy Drawing animals look pretty grumpy.
For the back, I used up some yardage and chose to feature the tiger print instead of the elephant (these things must be considered for a baby in Alabama).
This baby is due to arrive in two weeks, so I didn't have much time to spare!
First quilt top of 2015!
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