What I Am Working On: Happy Hippo Hop
I had to drop everything else and make time for this cute project, a quilt I need as a baby shower gift. Baby showers are like Christmas, they sneak up on you, and suddenly they are looming just around the corner, and you haven’t finished your project yet. I miscalculated because of a cultural difference. Baby showers are not a thing in Germany, and no one would ever think of giving a gift before the baby was actually born. I always had late March in my head as the due date, and when I received the invitation to the baby shower for next week, a whole month was suddenly taken out of my mental timeline, and that is an eternity in quilting. Anyway, I got my act together, I had the design and fabrics ready, and I spent the holiday weekend making the quilt top and quilting it. Here is a little preview, this little guy makes me laugh every time I see him. The quilt is done and just needs the binding, but I still have one more weekend before the shower, so it should be finished right on time. There will be a pattern for this but I haven’t even started writing it yet. I also have to make a sample quilt that won’t be given away. I had planned on making the blocks all at the same time but of course that plan went out the window as well.
CATEGORIES: Sneak Peek
TAGS: Appliqué, Custom Quilting, Patchwork, Quilt
Adorable. Can hardly wait for the pattern
Thank you, Marsha. I have started working on the pattern but it will be a while still.
So cute!! Isn’t it fun to make baby quilts? 🙂
It sure is! Thanks for visiting, Vivian.
Sooooo adorable! Thanks for sharing!
Thank you for stopping by, Debbie.
Love the Happy Hippo. So sweet. Looking forward to seeing the other blocks. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you, Darla. The quilt has five hippo blocks but they are basically the same, some are just a mirror image of the one pictured. I am working on a new BOM project but this isn’t it 🙂
This little guy is so adorable!
Thank you, Brenda. He still makes me laugh.
oh my goodness, this little guy is just too adorable. I love that he is happy. Hope you have a great time at the shower.
Thank you, Lori. Baby Shower is tonight, and I put on the label yesterday, so got it all done in time.
Such a happy quilt. Eager for the pattern.
Thank you, Vickie, I have started working on it.
What a sweet face. It is an absolutely darling pattern. And yes, baby showers do sneak up. I can’t tell you how many times I have found out someone was pregnant and thought “oh I have SO much time to make something” and before you know it the baby arrives and my gift is only half finished.
Yes, that’s exactly how it works, Shelley, LOL. I finished the binding and label last night, and the shower is today. Phew!
The hippo is sooo cute!! He makes a wonderful quilt for a baby. I sure it will be well loved.
Thank you, Joyce, and thank you for your visit.