Pink Giraffes will be making their way to a new home today.

DSCN9066Fresh out of the washer and dryer, puffy, scrunchie, soft as a cloud.  Love.



It was really hard to part with the backing … little pirates!


My favorite part of this piece was the making of the background fabric.  Rather than go with a solid, I decided to ‘make’ my background from many creams and whites.  I loved the outcome and plan to use this technique again.

I am going on my first quilting Retreat next weekend.  Words cannot express how much I am looking forward to this.  While I have experienced amazing spiritual retreats in the past, I have never opted for a weekend of quilting with my guild.  I wanted to make something small for each participant …



22 ‘aurifil’ pincushions!  Today I will hunt for shredded stuffing and neutral background fabric.  Hope I can finish in time!

About jody

mother of two amazing individuals, daughter, sister, artist, partner - devoted to knitting, quilting, gardening,writing,painting, reading, sewing, longing to live by the sea
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6 Responses to littles

  1. Colleen says:

    That Pink Giraffes quilt is just so lovely !! Did you make your own giraffe template or can I find it somewhere ? Those pincushions are such a thoughtful idea. I use crushed walnut shells that I bought at a pet supply store it’s supposed to help keep your pins and needles sharp. The pet stores sell it as bedding for lizards and such.
    I hope Tula is better now. Enjoy the retreat !


    • jody says:

      Hi Colleen, I’m glad that you like the giraffes! The pattern is in an older book by Margaret Rolfe called ‘A Quilters Ark’ and it features wonderful simplistic animals – even australian ones! If you cannot locate it, get back to me and I’ll send the page.
      Have heard about the crushed walnut … it’s off to PetSmart I guess! Tula is on the mend … thanks so very much for your kindness


  2. Penny says:

    Jody! The giraffes,the little windmills on the side, the backing and your overall color scheme, oh my, it’s spectacular! Just beautiful!!!!!! And I so hope your little puppster, Tula, is much better!!


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