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lizzie3 06-04-2021 04:17 PM

I hadn't really thought of the fact that they won't use it for long. They could outgrow dinos in a few years and be done with it. This reason alone made me decide to go ahead and order two panels and I'm going to add some simple borders to make it bigger.

I told my friend I prefer couch quilts or maybe a small bed quilt but she wanted it for their beds which are queen size. She said not to worry about covering the whole bed at all though. I'm thinking a throw? The batting is 60x60 so I'll go with that I think? Do you think that big enough?

I'll pick up some dino fabric when the panels come in...

lizzie3 06-04-2021 04:18 PM


Originally Posted by QuiltE (Post 8488857)
Lizzie3 ... OMG how did I miss this, and with you being a fellow Canuck .........
Being that the kids like dinos, they no doubt want and need a Toronto Raptors quilt!
Surely, you could oblige them!!!! :)

lol I think that could have been a really good option!!!!!!!!

SSheehan 06-04-2021 08:06 PM

For my 2yo niece I just did pretty colors/sweet patterns. My 5yo niece is in the grips of unicorn fever so I did one w unicorn prints and a panel on the back. For my nephews I think Iíll do animals for the baby and cars for the toddler. Older kids will have stronger preferences!

copycat 06-05-2021 02:29 AM


Originally Posted by lizzie3 (Post 8488636)
I told a friend she was next in line for a quilt and when I called her to chat about her taste she asked that I quilt her sons a quilt each. They are 2 and 4 and the 4yo favourite colour is red and the 2yo doesn't have a favourite colour. She said they both love dinosaurs a lot so we'd like a dino theme for each.

I don't have kids nor do I have friends with kids. Are kids happy with a quilt block if it's in favourite colours? Bright colours? Or do they want lots of novelty fabric with dinosaurs? Applique a must?

I don't have dinosaur fabric and was hoping to use stash but totally willing to buy novelty fabric if it makes the quilt that much more appealing to a kid. She asked for one for their bed so I assume she would like them to use it.

I'm learning applique so willing to try some dinos but I really don't want to overwhelm myself and then it end up a ufo. I saw a quilt that had a basic block and then a row of fabric near the bottom with applique dragons. I was thinking something like that but dinos? Would that be appealing enough? Could I add dino borders? Let me know/see what you made you kids/grandkids if they loved the quilt!

I have had this free pattern on my bucket list for years and thought of you....https://www.allpeoplequilt.com/quilt...lts/dino-might
You can use your stash with this pattern. I hope this works for you!

lizzie3 06-05-2021 03:56 AM


Originally Posted by copycat (Post 8488947)
I have had this free pattern on my bucket list for years and thought of you....https://www.allpeoplequilt.com/quilt...lts/dino-might
You can use your stash with this pattern. I hope this works for you!

Omg that is so sticking adorable! I've pinned it for later and I'll totally make it for a baby quilt!

QuiltE 06-05-2021 06:52 AM


Originally Posted by lizzie3 (Post 8488885)
lol I think that could have been a really good option!!!!!!!!

Thanks .... Always good to support the home team!!
There is Raptors fabric out there. Not sure any focuses on the dino. I think it is pretty much just the Raptors word and basketballs. If they are a basketball family, maybe that could be your backing and coordinate the front to it?

bakermom 06-05-2021 08:46 AM


Originally Posted by P-BurgKay (Post 8488642)
If it were me, I would look for a couple of dinosaur panels and add some 4 patch blocks around the panels and some borders to make it the size you want. Make them easy. Panels will give you big dinos

I did that with truck/construction panels for 2 of my GSs. They turned out quite nice.

juliasb 06-05-2021 09:23 AM

My sister is currently making 2 dinosaur quilts. We went over design thought again and again. She use many solids from her stash. Mostly primary colors and purchased the dinosaur die to go with the Accuquilt system that she has (the Go! Me). She is using the 3 different dinosaurs on the die for this quilt then her only other purchase was to buy a backing fabric and she found a 108" dinosaur fabric for the backing. She is still working on appliqueing the dinosaurs and making her blocks. I thought this might give you a few thoughts to work with.

fairydawn 06-05-2021 10:39 AM

I would use a bright panel with some easy blocks surrounding it. My grandkids like the Snuggle or Minky on the back.

Jordan 06-06-2021 08:10 AM

Elizabeth Hartman has great patterns but some of the blocks have very small pieces. I made a quilt for my granddaughter from one of her patterns and really enjoyed the process. The only tip I can give for her patterns is starch your fabric before cutting.


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