Flamingo Quilt

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We have a finish!  I know, I know, I can’t believe it either.

I’m a fan of Elizabeth Hartmann’s animal patterns.  I’ve made the hedgehog and the fox and the whale.  I really liked the flamingo pattern too.   About a month ago it occurred to me that the neighbors across the street where having a baby.  They have two flamingo statues in their yard.  They are apparently really into 1950s decor, according to my husband who has talked to them.  They painted their front door a bright blue.  I realized this was a perfect excuse to make the flamingo quilt.

I made the small size with just 2 flamingos.

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One had to be pink to be traditional (or natural). I made the other one blue because they were having a boy.

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I quilted it with just straight (ish) lines in a varigated pink and blue.

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I was actually sad to see this one go. I liked it.

I made the husband deliver it. I’ve never even seen these people but he’s had conversations with them. Now I think I’m considered the Boo Radley of the neighborhood who only comes out to go to work and spends the rest of the time making quilts in the basement.