Dinosaur Quilt

Last week my granddaughter asked me to make her a quilt that had a squiggly line in blue. She moved here fingers up and down in a zig-zag motion while she was trying to describe what she wanted. I knew what she was really asking for - a chevron in blue because her favorite thing in the whole world is Blue, the dinosaur from the Jurassic World movies.

Coincidentally, I had ordered a dinosaur quilt panel from TCS Fabrics, an Etsy store that had it on sale. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it until Chloe asked me for a quilt with a blue zig-zag on it.

I dug out some blue and beige fabrics I had in my stash and started cutting half-square triangles to make the chevrons. I had no pattern or plans whatsoever. I just started making the chevrons and laying them out around the quilt until I ran out of the fabrics. I sure wish I had a little more blue, I would have made a few more for the corners of the quilt.

Once I got to the bottom, the chevrons weren't quite the right size to fit around the panel. I decided to just add a little extra beige to the bottom corner blocks to at least get a consistent look. I know it doesn't really matter, Chloe will love it because it has dinosaurs on it. Her birthday party is Sunday and I am happy I finished her quilt just in time.

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