This quilt was made for the Ben Franklin Challenge. Above you can see the fabrics that we had to work with. I have always wanted to make a quilt of giraffes. So I thought this would be a perfect opportunity given the fabrics I had to work with. While I was working on this quilt there was a giraffe having a calf in a zoo near Green Bay, WI. Her name is Zuri. The calf was born weak and died 36 hours after birth. In tribute to that strong mother giraffe I named this quilt Zuri. It is sad to think of what happened to this beautiful giraffe but, we have to remember that God has a plan for us and for all animals.
These fabrics are all cotton. All the fabrics are fused down. A layer of tulle was placed over the entire quilt. The quilt was layered and free motion quilting was done throughout using cotton and polyester threads.
The show starts on Friday and runs through Sunday. I'm soooo excited.. here is a photo of the fabrics I had to use and my finished quilt.