Giraffe Abstractions Quilt!

Hi everyone,

In July at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt show, I had the opportunity to take the Giraffe Abstractions class by Violet Craft with my sister.

I finished about 1/2 of the quilt top during the week, working on it during the 2-day class and in the evenings at the hotel. I wanted to finish the quilt quickly since I had a visit to my sister’s house in August so I stitched like crazy during the rest of July and early August at home. I also wanted to take the finished giraffe on a little, unexpected journey! The piecing is all done with Aurifil #2000 and the quilting is done with Superior OMNI in light grey.

This beautiful quilt is entirely foundation paper-pieced. I used Violet’s recommended colors for the giraffe body. For the background, I used the modern Me + You Batiks. I love how it turned out!!

Here is my giraffe on her journey to celebrate the National Park Service 100th Anniversary at Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park!

Giraffe at Continental Divide, Yellowstone NP

Giraffe at Continental Divide, Yellowstone NP

Giraffe at Biscuit Basin, Yellowstone NP

Giraffe at Biscuit Basin, Yellowstone NP

Giraffe at Grand Teton NP

Giraffe at Grand Teton NP

I have a large stack of to-do quilting projects to tackle next, including an Instagram mini quilt swap and a Scrappy Skylines Quilt-Along. I may start the Elephant Abstractions quilt next, but who knows? 🙂

Happy quilting!

~Jennifer

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4 thoughts on “Giraffe Abstractions Quilt!

  1. How magnificent. The movement of the quilt blowing slightly in the wind brings a feeling of movement and realism to the giraffe. While the background appears simple to give contrast to the subject, the placement of the fabric colours, is lovely the way they seem to form a carpet upon which he stands.So beautiful. Thank you for showing us. I am really moved by it, just as art should do for us..
    Marcia

  2. Oh, wow, your giraffe is absolutely stunning, no matter where you take him. I love the giraffe and the background is just perfect. I hope you DO start the elephant next!

  3. How fun that you got to take the clas with your sister! Your giraffe is fantastic! The colors are great and I do love the background! And that giraffe knows how to get around!!!

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