Carson’s Critters

This was such a fun quilt to make. Partly because I didn’t have to think about it thanks to Dani’s wonderful directions! I do not have an Accucut and I didn’t use Dani’s templates, but instead I used my own Eliza’s Backporch Drunkard’s Path templates.

Drunkard's Path templates @ Sewfrench

In the images below, you can see I didn’t use the entire template for the white part of the blocks.

Drunkard's Path templates @ Sewfrench

No need to waste the fabric that would be trimmed away anyway.

Drunkard's Path animal quilt @ Sewfrench

Stitch the pieces together with a 1/4″ seam, the colored piece on top, keeping it lifted up as you sew. The only spot were the seam allowance matters is directly under the needle.

Sewing Drunkard's Path curves @ Sewfrench

I then trimmed them to all the same size squares keeping that 1/4″ seam allowance on the white. Because of the size templates I used mine trimmed down to 6″ square.

Drunkard's Path quilt @ Sewfrench

Add sashings. Notice the different size vertical sashing for the larger turtle block. For this row I used 11.5″ x 1.5″ vertical sashing pieces. For the remaining 2 rows I cut  11.5″ x 4.25″ vertical sashing pieces.

Horizontal sashings are cut 4.25″ x the width needed.

I then added 3″ borders.

Wee Animal's quilt @ Sewfrench

I opted to machine quilt, this one.

Animal Quilt @ Sewfrench

I went with a serpentine, wavy, zigzag between 1/4″ and 1/2″ apart, similar to my original “Flower Garden“.

Drunkards Path Animal quilt @ Sewfrench

I actually got the instruction manual out for my machine and figured out how to create a custom stitch pattern for this one.

Settings for machine quilting @ Sewfrench

I like this curved stitch better than the more pointy settings I have used in the past.

serpentine quilting setting @ Sewfrench
Though they are much easier to set up!

Drunkards Path Animal quilt @ Sewfrench

It creates such beautiful texture. I just love it!

Drunkards Path Animal quilt @ Sewfrench

This one went off to the newest blessing of our oldest daughter’s college roommate.

Drunkards Path Animal quilt @ Sewfrench

There are plenty of quilt ideas for little girls, fewer for boys, this one is perfect!

Drunkards Path Animal quilt @ Sewfrench
A little hand embroidery brought the Critters to life!

Carson's Critters Drunkard's Path Animal quilt by Sewfrench

“Carson’s Critters”
by Sewfrench
Machine pieced, machine quilted
45″ square
Kona cotton
April 2015

Linking up With:
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8 Responses to Carson’s Critters

  1. susan says:

    Wow, this is just adorable! It’s amazing how you made all those different animals using the same shapes.


  2. Penny Nelson says:

    That is the CUTEST EVER quilt in the world! What a wonderful gift.


  3. Megan says:

    Such a cute pattern. I like the quilting you did too.


  4. Bine says:

    thats great!!! what a beautiful “animal-quilt”!


  5. Ali says:

    I love them…they have such cute little personalities. It’s great how simple shapes can take on a life of their own! x


  6. Patti A. says:

    I would love to try your rulers. Can you tell me what size you used as I see they come in different sizes. Thanks


  7. Patti A. says:

    You can excuse the last comment as I looked a little closer and can see they are the 7 inch size.


  8. Jenell says:

    Awesome critters! Love the simplicity.


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