Monday, May 29, 2017

No More Llama Drama

OMG - there's no more Llama Drama around my house. My llama quilt is completely finished and those cute little faces peek out at us from their perch on our couch.

Hand stitching the binding down on this darling quilt was my May goal for the One Monthly Goal (OMG).  And also on my Second Quarter Goals for 2017 Finish-A-Long!

As I was stitching along, I found that I really, really liked having the scrappy bits of color scattered around the outside of the quilt! If you remember, I found I was just a few inches short of having enough charcoal solid binding. So I improvised and pieced strips of the accent colors I used within the quilt for the pompoms and blankets, cut them to 2.25" strips, and incorporated them in the binding. It was a win-win!

This was my fun quilt, and it's still one of my favorites!

For the quilting, I free-motion quilted it in a free-form of rectangular swirls. I mixed the sizing up, primarily so I wouldn't have to be exact in the placement, but also to give it some interest and allow the eye to move across the quilt.

I guess I should name my llamas. The Elizabeth Hartman's pattern says they are Lloyd and Lola but to me they look more like Max and Maxine! Yep. Max and Maxine are in the house!

Quilting with a smile,


Linking up with:
Oh Scrap!


  1. it's so wonderful! and I love the bits of colorful binding. well done!

  2. This is such a fun quilt! The quilting really works with the design. Congrats on meeting your May OMG.

  3. I bet it looks great on the sofa. I love this one. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

  4. What a fun quilt. The colors and quilting are fantastic!

  5. Max & Maxine are absolutely wonderful! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

  6. I love this SO much! And that quilting - the perfect touch. I can see why it's your favorite - what fun!

  7. This llama quilt turned out the CUTEST!! Way to make lemonade out of lemons on that binding. It just looks like a great design choice and nobody will ever know. :) That square swirl is really neat! I haven't seen that before.

  8. OMG! That is adorable! Love the llamas. Love the binding. LOVE the quilting! What machine do you use for your FM?

  9. Wow - this is stunning. Love your quilting and the colours you have used in this.


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