Friday, March 06, 2015

The King of the Jungle!

Since my zodiac sign is Leo, I considered it fitting to jump at the chance to test another amazing paper pieced block by Juliet @ Tartankiwi.
If you haven't seen any of her patterns,go immediately to her shop!
You won"t regret it, I promise!
I have been lucky enough to test a few blocks for Juliet, so I knew that her patterns are really detailed and are so life like.
Leo is a 24" paper pieced pattern,and I spent about 2 days piecing him.
Time well spent!!!
This is Leo- pieced,quilted and binding on.
I decided pretty early on to use solids on one side, and patterned of the other side.
I did change my  mind a bit and made his nose all solid, to bring a balance to his face.
I densely quilted the left side(patterned) and did Stitch in the Ditch on the right side.
It wasn't until I had finished binding him, that I decided the right side of his face needed to be densely quilted as well.
I wanted his eyes to pop, and although you can't really see it in the photos, they do!
I love the detail in the eyes; my favourite part of the pattern.

A close up of his face.
In his muzzle, I did some matchstick curves to kind of simulate whiskers.
He looked so real, my girls thought he was family!!
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Here are a couple more animal patterns I recently tested for Juliet ..
She adds such amazing movement to her animals.
 Elephant
Big Cat- I called this one Stealth as he kind of blends in a bit with the birch fabric.

Thanks for stopping by!

17 comments:

Dolores said...

Thanks for showing these. I hope you blog more. I like your work.

Celtic Thistle said...

Leo is fabulous Patti, a real credit to you and Juliet!

Bouts Choisis said...

That is a fabulous design and you have brought Leo to life perfectly. All the details are amazing! Lynne.

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Oh gosh Patti, he's amazing!!!!

Izzy said...

He is gorgeous! I love your fabric choices and the quilting you did. Awesome, awesome little quilt.

Cindy Sharp said...

Absolutely beautiful...all three of them. 1973

Karen S said...

Leo is looking great. What a stunning piece. That is a lot of work. Love the end result.

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Wow, these are amazing Patti!! Beautiful work.

Kelly O. said...

these are gorgeous!! I have gone and will be choosing a pattern tonight to buy!! I love to paper piece and these are fabulous!
what colour thread did you use for Leo?or did you colour match and colour change?

Janine said...

These really are works of art! The patterns are wonderful and I love your colours and quilting :)

Heather A said...

Just sayin' again how much I love the work you did with this lion ... the fabric choices, the quilting. Just gorgeous. I also love your bold fabric choices with "stealth"! Way cool.

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Lorna McMahon said...

All your blocks are incredible, Patti! I do so love me some animal patterns. Love the quilting, such a compliment to each design!

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Dolores said...

I take it you have 'retired from blogging?'
Your 261 followers aren't aware of it...

17 comments:

Dolores said...

Thanks for showing these. I hope you blog more. I like your work.

Celtic Thistle said...

Leo is fabulous Patti, a real credit to you and Juliet!

Bouts Choisis said...

That is a fabulous design and you have brought Leo to life perfectly. All the details are amazing! Lynne.

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Oh gosh Patti, he's amazing!!!!

Izzy said...

He is gorgeous! I love your fabric choices and the quilting you did. Awesome, awesome little quilt.

Cindy Sharp said...

Absolutely beautiful...all three of them. 1973

Karen S said...

Leo is looking great. What a stunning piece. That is a lot of work. Love the end result.

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Wow, these are amazing Patti!! Beautiful work.

Kelly O. said...

these are gorgeous!! I have gone and will be choosing a pattern tonight to buy!! I love to paper piece and these are fabulous!
what colour thread did you use for Leo?or did you colour match and colour change?

Janine said...

These really are works of art! The patterns are wonderful and I love your colours and quilting :)

Heather A said...

Just sayin' again how much I love the work you did with this lion ... the fabric choices, the quilting. Just gorgeous. I also love your bold fabric choices with "stealth"! Way cool.

CAESAR SHOP said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
iwan wan said...


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you taking the time and effort to put this content together.
I once again find myself personally spending way too much time both reading and commenting.
But so what, it was still worthwhile!
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Lorna McMahon said...

All your blocks are incredible, Patti! I do so love me some animal patterns. Love the quilting, such a compliment to each design!

CAESAR SHOP said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Reputable Hacker said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Dolores said...

I take it you have 'retired from blogging?'
Your 261 followers aren't aware of it...