Giraffe Growth Chart Finish
Happy Friday! I have a little finish to share today – it’s the first one from our second quarter finish-along list. If it wasn’t for Sue gently
nagging pushing me into the sewing room now and then, this would not be complete by any means. Let me present our Giraffe Growth Chart and share a few details.
Giraffe Growth Chart Panel
We purchased this cute giraffe panel destined to be made into a growth chart years ago at our local quilt shop. Upon taking it home, we did little with it for several years. Initially, it might have lived in Dominic’s room but his mom decided on an elephant theme.
It may have fit well into Addison’s theme since we made her a giraffe. But we designed our own giraffe face and it couldn’t clash. In the end, we decided that WE needed a growth chart for our home. One we can add important notations on as time progressed.
And so it began . . . a giraffe growth chart for Auntie Sue and Auntie Rose.
Giraffe Growth Layering
The panel was quickly layered with a piece of batting and a backing. Seriously, how much time does it take to unfold, iron, and slap three layers together?! The hardest part was finding a backing that was neutral and long enough – never fear, we managed. That process took one whole day and quilting commenced the next day.
I outlined Zoe (this giraffe was already named for us!) and then did some basic FMQ in the background. Nothing really special – no one is going to see it except us and the littles.
Growth Chart Binding and Finish
In no time this piece was ready for a simple binding and hanging tabs. One evening was spent tacking the binding down by hand. That was so enjoyable and relaxing.
We have added the height notations as our littles age and grow. Additionally, we also plan to mark the notations with a little star-shaped button. Each little one will have their own separate colored star to mark every measuring event.
Here is our Zoe Giraffe Growth Chart all finished. Woot woot! We are sharing this on several linky parties today and tomorrow: TGIFF hosted by my friend Chris this week, Alycia’s Finished or Not Finished Friday, and Michelle’s Brag About Your Beauties. This may even qualify for Tish’s UFO Busting on Saturday’s linky party – this is definitely an old UFO. It’s a finish! It’s a finish!
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