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Thursday, March 21, 2019

A Tower of Giraffes!

Did you know that a group of Giraffes is called a Tower?
I did not know this until I googled it today.

The quilt group that started after I taught a couple of 
friends to quilt a few years ago
got together and made
Gerianne the Giraffe.

I made mine first and everyone else wanted to make one, too.

Meet Gerianne times six!

I love how different they all are.
I should have gotten a close up of all the eyes...
all very different and all beautiful.

Great job everyone!

One of the ladies in the group made this quilt for her brother for Christmas.
Unfortunately, it took a wrong turn along the way.
She sent it out to a long arm quilter
and when it was returned, it looked awful.
She contacted the longarmer, who made it right,
but my friend had to take out all of the quilting stitches herself.
That was done, it was sent back to the long armer
and it is finished.

I didn't get a photo of the entire quilt
and the quilting doesn't show up very well in this photo,
but it's a beautiful finish.
I love the batiks and black together.

Yesterday I started a new quilt!

My favorite!

Happy Quilting!


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love those giraffes!

Kim said...

I love Kaffe Fasset fabric, too. I suppose it makes sense for a lot of giraffes to be called a tower. I did not know that neither.....isn't Mr Google most informative. Your friend's quilt is beautiful. Those batiks against the back are stunning. How disappointing the quilting didn't turn out quite as planned. Your new quilt holds such wonderful promise.

Libby in TN said...

A tower? Who knew! Sweet.

chrisknits said...

A tower? You learn something new every day! Love all the Giraffes together!!! Ooh, your fabric strips are intriguing.

Rebecca Grace said...

Ooh, what fun! I just signed up for a workshop with Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mobley in October at my LQS. I can’t wait but I’m sure I’ll spend a fortune on fabric... :-)

straythreads said...

What a fun group project. When I learn new names for groups of animals sometimes I think they all come from a creative writing class and it made its way around the internet. A tower of giraffes is fitting. Can’t wait to see what you do with the new fabrics

Julie said...

What fun! I love the tower of giraffes. I only knew about the tower because one of my students researched giraffes this year. I never knew until then. I'm so glad your friend is happier with the quilt now. What a pain to take out all the quilting though. LOVE the Kaffes, several of those are in my collection. Can't wait to see what they turn into!

Vicki in MN said...

I love love love those giraffes!! I didn't know they were called towers. Your new quilt start will be full of blooms and sunshine:)