My love-affair with Dinosaurs is satisfied. I’ve had the fabric for at least 5 years. My 5 boys played with dinosaurs in 3 countries. I’ve drawn a Dinosaur pattern AND made the quilt!
To me there’s something uniquely appealing about un-earthing historic treasures. Amazing things are part of our wonderful world. I feel tied to them – they are my history. If you feel even a little bit of the same excitement, you’ll love this memory filled pattern!
Oh, I almost forgot- when I finished the Dino-Spinners quilt I was in a hurry to make a label. I turned it over and decided to use one of the dinosaurs. I wrote in the information, but it looked empty so I decided to paint it with some of my Paintstiks. It turned out so great I now plan to paint the entire back!
If you would like to do the same, you can buy paintsticks from my associate Pattti Buhler at Quilted Arts Studio.
This pattern is 11″ wide & 12′ long with no repeats.
The distinctive feature of a Pictogram is that it’s a pantograph with NO repeats. It’s a complete 12′ roll comprised of 4 panels of 3′ each, all “hooked” together. I’ve added a dotted line at each 36″ section. While they can be stacked up as shown in the picture, they can also be quilted like an E2E or B2B giving lots of pictorial subject matter to your quilt.
To avoid placing an animal or image on top of itself all the way down the quilt I recommend starting at a different 36″ division for each “pass.” After starting, continue quilting through as many sections as needed for that row. You won’t have to stop – the line is continuous. For a full sized quilt I might make 7-8 rows, starting at various sections of the panto.