Sunday, September 15, 2013

QJ - Lion Quilt (#2)


Machine Pieced
Machine Appliqued
Machine Quilted
Hand Tied
Baby Quilt -
Approx 45" x 45"
Completed - July 1996

Made for Grandson #1

Pattern - Lion -
Down on the Farm Originals by Jean Wilkinson
(The same pattern that I used for Nephew #2 - 1978 - HERE - )

Won second place at the County Fair in August 1996

But I was really upset that they didn't hang it up - ;((

Instead - they bunched it up and stuffed it in a case -

So all you could see were the eyes and nose - ;((

Their excuse was that it had no hanging sleeve - ;((

Who puts a hanging sleeve on a baby quilt? - ;))

And funny thing - the other County Fair -

Had no trouble using clothesline -

And clothes pins -

To hang up the Lion -

That I made for Nephew #2 in 1978 -


Also entered in a local quilt show - January 1997
No ribbon

QJ - 1996


  1. Very cute lion quilt. A good pattern is always worth revisiting. Why reinvent the wheel?

    1. Thanks, Karen - it is one of my favorite patterns - ;))

  2. I think it is so sad when quilts do not get hung up at fairs. My local fair stopped doing this a number of years ago. I always pin a picture of the full quilt to my mine. Still it would be nice for people to see the entire quilt, not just a small part of it.
    Your lion quilts are very cute!

    1. Thanks, Cindy - I AGREE - it would be nice for people to see the ENTIRE quilt, not just a small part of it. The viewer gets cheated because they don't get to see the whole thing - and the quilter gets cheated because he/she put a lot of work into the entry and wants to show it off - not just a small part of it. I know that a County Fair is not a quilt show - but you would think that the Fair people would want to encourage quilters to enter their quilts - and the way that the quilts are displayed is important. Makes me wonder if they notice a decrease in the number of entries from year to year - ;))

  3. Cute Lion - I've never entered anything in anything.... but I think I can understand the frustration of not having what you do enter displayed for true appreciation...

    1. Thanks, Katie - it IS frustrating not to have my stuff displayed for all to see. If I didn't want to show it off - I wouldn't have entered it in the Fair - but then again - it's probably just me - ;))

  4. Cute lion and I agree there should be no problem with using line and clips to hang even a full sized quilt. Why create the category in the first place if the entries won't be shown????

    1. Thanks, Julie - I thought the same thing - still do - ;))


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