The Lion's Quilt

This quilt was made as a first birthday present for my adorable nephew who is affectionately called The Lion. Being a fan of Andrea Lauren's work, I stumbled across this awesome lion print that just so happens to be the same colors as my nephew's (and his parent's) beloved Denver Broncos, so I figured it was meant to be.

Unaware of the Ocean Waves pattern, I fell in love with it through a quilt I found on Instagram and attempted to recreate it myself. Luckily, my step-mom swooped in to save the day - she had the Denyse Schmidt pattern and shared it with me. The few changes I made to the pattern were the size of the quilt (this is about 60" by 80") and the method of assembly. Because I wanted the "waves centers" as I've been calling them to be large cuts of the lion fabric, rather than four corners butted together I had to piece the quilt together a little backwards. With straight-lined quilting and a simple backing I think it all worked out in the end. Hopefully, The Lion will enjoy this quilt for sunny afternoon picnics and cool Colorado nights.


The Lion loves his quilt and he was nice enough to share some photos with me! He sure is a handsome fellow!