Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Harry's Zoo

Harry's Zoo
I bought three of these quilt kits while pregnant with my third son; thinking I would make the three boys the same quilt. Anni put in different fabrics for the borders so as they wouldn't get mixed up. I spent alot of time cutting and appliquing for one quilt then, with the busyness of life with five children under six along with a teeny tiny house I packed my quilting away. Fast forward four years and as you know, children grow up quickly. My eldest DS, MR Z from yesterdays post, didn't want a Harry's Zoo quilt any more. I still have the one appliqued and ready for machine stitching but really didn't think I wanted to make more than one at this time. So I advertised on my blog and sold one of the kits.
Karen from Brisbane (non blogger) bought it, and in no time at all (less than a month I believe) she has put together the quilt top. Doesn't it look fantastic!
Makes me itch to finish mine off now....
BugzRugz also recently made up a quilt kit I had bought to make up for MrZ, Animal Party. Also looks fantastic!
Now why do these kits sit in the cupboard for often years without being made up, then with the transfer of hands they are done oh sew quickly????? LOL. I guess that's quilting life for you.


I recieved my FIS Hatched and Patched swap parcel in the mail today from Kerri, I have put it aside ready to open Friday night. Very exciting!

5 comments:

Shiralee Stitches said...

Great idea to pass on a kit to someone else, especially if you decide it's not to your taste anymore like I have done before...I think tastes change over time, and after you look at them in the cupboard so many times the new seen-less-often fabrics grab me first..It has sewn up beautifully as I'm sure yours will very soon with this inspiration.

Lynda said...

I think it's wonderful that someone else loves the design and can make it up so quickly. Love the stripe border fabric - the quilt top looks wonderful.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

It looks so good Bec....

shez said...

cant wait to see what you got from Kerri,lol

BubzRugz said...

The zoo is a great quilt.... I got 4 of the same for small Christmas advent calenders... not fun doing the same thing repetitively .. even with the best of intentions!!
Hugz