Thursday, May 20, 2021

Born To Be Wild Blog Hop And My Day

It has definitely been a wild week of fun! I love a good challenge and it was amazing to see the incredible projects that came out for the "Born to be Wild" blog hop. Thank you to all who participated and visited!

It is my turn to share my answer to the challenge and I decided to mimic the logo for this hop. 



Pretty close and easy tracing thanks to EQ8!

Sewing all those little appliqued spots wasn't easy, but I think this guy turned out okay.




A funky and wild checked border seemed appropriate



I'm still learning the ins-and-outs of my longarm, but these pink grips have been great tools. 


I found this so, so cute fabric at Sew Yeah quilt store and had to have it. There's still some fabric left, but I used a bit of it for a quick bag. 


Seriously, you can't help but smile at these wild creatures in sunglasses.


The flowers in our backyard are looking beautiful right now!


I hope you've had a great week feeling the wild spirit of all who have shared projects. Please take the time to visit and leave a comment. It's a great way to make someone feel good!


This is one of the first quilts I started in 2009 and finished in 2011 using Laurel Burch fabric, "Secret Jungle." It is my favorite quilt and I use it everyday when I'm watching TV or working on my laptop. It is definitely wild! I struggled to find a backing for it because it has so many crazy colors in it. 


Two years after finishing the quilt top I visited a Utah quilt store, Scrap Apple, in search of a quilt fabric for the back. Luckily I met a sales person, Linda Krepela, who helped me pick out the wild zebra fabric for the back. I wasn't sure about it, but it was perfect for it.

As the years went by I considered Linda my friend and we had a lot of laughs and serious discussions about mutual things in our lives. She was the queen of sewing demos and quilt classes! Linda died of Covid this year which broke a lot of people's hearts including mine. My quilt has more meaning than ever now. 


Check out all my "Born to be Wild" friends!

May 17th

44 comments:

Sharon Aurora said...

You used the blog hop logo for your project and I I love it!

Ellee said...

I really like your Laurel Burch quilt.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Amazing quilt! The spot appliques must have taken forever, but very with a excellent result. This has been another wonderful hop; thanks so much for organizing it for us.

Annie said...

Well, how cool is that! It was a surprised to see the logo in large form. It sure makes a fun quilt. The check border is a perfect framing. Your Secret Jungle quilt is so bright and cheerful and wild. Little wonder it is a favorite and now with extra special meaning.

Stitchin At Home said...

That was unexpected, but oh so perfect for this blog hop! I love it!

Lori Smanski said...

your quilt is wonderful. what a great idea. this will be a treasure for many years to come. what a fun bag. i too love those animals with glasses. thanks for sharing and for inspiring. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

Dorian said...

Wow Carol, great job on your leopard! He looks fantastic. Thats a cute bag too and really wild quilt!! lol, thanks for another fun blog hop. I'm so sorry about your friend.

Rebecca Smith said...

I love your secret jungle quilt! It’s so bright and cheery.

Sherry said...

I really love your logo quilt! Any chance of a pattern so that we can make one, too?

Sharon said...

Very cool, wild quilts! Love the black and white with the blog hop logo, and that colorful quilt with the zebra print back is really fun. Thanks again for hosting the hop; I always enjoy seeing the projects.

Lisa Marie said...

Love your quilt and bag! The fabric with the animals in sunglasses makes me smile. The born to be wild quilts I have seen have been inspiring! Thank you!

Inflorescencedesigns said...

What a fantastic way to commemorate this hop. The logo itself was super cute and now in quilt form it is even better. Thank you for sharing and for hosting this hop!

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Wow, love the blog hop logo quilt! You did a great job with it!!! And your bag is cute too! Thanks once again for hosting this fun blog hop! xx

Carol said...

I love the logo as a quilt! Brilliant! That little bag is too cute, and it's neat to see the wild quilt with zebra backing. Nice to have something to remember someone by too. Thanks for hosting another great hop!

Calicojoan said...

Your leopard came out way more than OK...he is awesome. What a cool quilt in the end. That sure is fun fabric you found at Sew Yeah. It reminds me of my silly animals in glasses. I'm so sorry to hear about your friend Linda. She sure helped you pick out the perfect backing for your bright and cheery wild quilt. I'm glad you have that special quilt to keep her memory with you always.

Pamela Arbour said...

Oh Carol, that was an awesome way to end this blog hop. You did such a good job on every part of it. That quilt is super awesome and the bag was a perfect addition. I also enjoyed seeing that older quilt. Love all of it.

I am so amazed at the variety and interpretation of each blogger. Your Pinterest page is awesome as well. Thanks for doing that.

Lee said...

What a fabulous quilt! I love the leopard! Everyone had such great interpretations - Thank you for organizing these hops! I really enjoy them!

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Don't you wish you had a Crafter's Edge die for all those spots? You really did a great job in duplicating the logo! WOW! So sorry your friend passed. Thanks for a fun blog hop Carol.

Kathleen said...

I love your leopard! You did great and what a great hop. Thanks again!

Unknown said...

I am so sorry you lost your friend. I agree -- that is perfect fabric for the back.
Nancy A: SewingGranda@gmail.com

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

That is really cute. And, I love the wild colored quilt. So sorry to hear about the loss of your friend!

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said...

I can't decide which quilt I like more. The story with the second quilt (and the Laurel Burch fabrics) grabs my heart. Your friend's loss will be remembered by all who loved her. I think your "cat" quilt is wonderful and you did an excellent job with your long arm work.

Lianne makes stuff said...

Your logo quilt looks great. I love the fabric on the bag and so sorry about your friend, it has been a bad 15 months for a lot of people hasn't it.

Unknown said...

Love your logo quilt and the backing is perfect!

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Carol! {{Hugs}} I'm so sorry you lost your friend to COVID. So, so many losses that I can't help but wonder if things might have been different if only. What a wonderful memory you have in a tangible item to be used in your daily life. The picture made me smile just seeing all the different prints - it is SO YOU. The black and white zebra print really is perfect for it - wild and yet calm, too. The perfect balance for the wild prints. Love your Born to be Wild project, too. I can't help but sing that song in my mind whenever I see the title. Your yard looks gorgeous - I hope you are able to enjoy some time with your Monkey boys. They will help heal your heart. {{Hugs}} again. ~smile~ Roseanne

Quilting Gail said...

Love how you made a quilt out of the "Born to be Wild" button!!! PERFECT!!!

LJ said...

TWO absolutely wonderful quilts, Carol. The first one is WOW! and I love the colors in the second and the zebra fabric is perfect. So sorry to hear about Linda. Just hate to hear of someone loosing their life to Covid. She was a sweet friend to you.
Thank you for doing another fabulous hop; you are the queen of hops!

Danice G said...

All really cute projects. I really love the Born to be Wild quilt, and that fabric with the animals wearing glasses. Too cute!

eileen said...

Love your leopard , a perfect finish. This blog hop was full of great ideas and projects, lots of cool fabrics too!!

Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity said...

Applique quilts are always my favorite to see! Beautiful! Sorry to hear of the loss of a friend, wishing you lots of fond memories to last on those more sorrowful days. Thank you as always for sharing your lovely projects and a part of your own story in life.

Emily said...

Wow! This has been one of my favorite blog hop logos and it's so fun to see it as a quilt! Such a fun idea! Love it!

tink's mom said...

Yes those spots do look insane to have been appliqued onto this wonderful piece. Your quilting is wonderful. Great job with the new toy. Very sorry to hear about your friends passing. Its wonderful that you have such a great memory to hold.

JANET said...

I loved the logo, and did not know it was a quilt too. You did a great job. I want one now. Sorry to hear of your friend. All of this can’t be over soon enough.

Lauriejo said...

Thanks for organizing another blog hop, and for the giveaway opportunity.

Sherrie said...

Hi Carol,
Your Born to be Wild quilt is awesome...love the bag.
I forgot to post yesterday, but I've posted about
this today. Thanks for hosting. Have a great day!

Createology said...

Carol I am so very sorry your friend Linda passed from Covid. Your Born to be Wild quilt using the logo is brilliant. And of course I LOVE your bright Wild quilt...especially with the Zebra backing fabric. Thank you sew very much for hostessing and hopping.

Carol Andrews said...

Carol it was so much fun to see all of your inspiring projects. I love the logo quilt! My heart broke when I read you had lost your friend to Covid. I’m afraid we are done with losing loved ones, but at least some of us are trying to protect each other. 😢 Carol @ https://quiltschmilt.ca/?frame-nonce=13f4202d01

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Carol, I'm so sorry to read about the loss of your friend. This quilt will be so special to you and each time you snuggle with it, you can imagine you're hugging your friend.
Thank you for another fun blog hop xx

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

Wow, that logo translated into a fabulous quilt! How fun! Love all of your wildness, and that last one is so special.

The Joyful Quilter said...

So sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. I can see why that wild quilt is extra special now, Carol. Thanks for hosting another fun blog hop. Off to visit more of the participating bloggers...

For the love of geese said...

Your quilt is amazing. Thank you for the hop, glad my project was complete ahead of time since I sprained my wrist Tuesday morning. Just back to typing today, sorry for the delay in my visit but well worth it.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Love your black and white quilt as well as the bag. I agree the fabric is fabulous! I am sorry for the loss of your friend. Your quilt you made with the Laurel Burch fabric, and the zebra back is great. I have managed to wander through almost all of the posters for the hop. So many awesome projects.

Leah said...

Wow! So cool. It was super fun to see the logo turned into a quilt. Awesome!

beaquilter said...

I guess I forgot to comment here but the quilt is awesome and I have blue clips like yours too.