Yikes Stripes "Beechnut" gum.
Back from the 60's for those who are too young to remember!
While their spokes animal was a zebra, I went a little different direction,
for this hop.
Meet Griffin. He's my "Yikes Stripes" goofy giraffe!
I'm no artist, so I love looking for free clipart online for my quilts.
This guy popped up when I "Googled" free giraffe clipart.
Once I saw him I knew just what I was going to make.
He is a free download from Clipground.com, you can find HERE.
Clipart is small, so I opened him up in the "Paint" program on my computer
and printed him on 4 pages to be the size I wanted.
I have learned to love using "Paint" that I didn't know I even had on my computer.
It's so easy to enlarge things in it and much less expensive than Office Depot.
I wanted floating triangles and I knew the Equilateral Triangle die,
would be just what I needed to make it happen.
192 triangles later...
Griffin was complete!
Using the Crafter's Edge Equilateral Die HERE, made for quick cutting
You can cut 4-6 layers at a time.
The strip dies HERE make it so easy to cut fabrics for borders and bindings!
An added bonus is for those of you with "GO" cutters, these dies will work in your machines with the addition of a conversion platform set HERE.
I absolutely love their Crossover II machine, with it's adjustable pressure settings.
Thanks to Carla from Creatin in the Sticks, for bringing us all together to...
We are blessed to have you both in the blog-a-sphere.
Make sure you visit my fellow bloggers and see what fun "Yikes Stripes" projects they have come up with!
Monday, February 22nd
Tuesday, February 23rd
Wednesday, February 24th
Thursday, February 25th
til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'
How cute is Griffin. Fun, fun, fun.ReplyDelete
Just plain too cute.ReplyDelete
Great quilt, Joan. I think Griffin is totally gorgeous in stripes. And what a lot of triangles. Glad you had the cutting system for this one.ReplyDelete
Griffin is totally rocking his stripes!ReplyDelete
Very cute design and quilt. The colors are also very complimentary.ReplyDelete
lol so much fun! Beautiful quilt, and thanks for making me smile!ReplyDelete
What an adorable fun quilt! Love your use of stripes and Griffin is just too cute!ReplyDelete
Well isn’t Mr. Yikes Stripes Giraffe the cutest thing! I do remember the gum commercials. Great throw back to days gone by. Such a cute quilt. You definitely cannot be looking at Griffin and not have a smile on your face. And SO many triangles. I can’t draw much either so I look for free images to work with also. Thanks for the tip for the clip art site. I’ll be checking that out.ReplyDelete
He is such a cutie pie. And he turned into a wonderful quilt. I have had that darn jingle in my head since I read about this hop only I couldn't remember the commercial itself so I 've been thinking I had the wrong Brand stuck in my head. What could gum have to do with stripes. Thank you for this. And I agree with you about ClipArt and Paint They are an amazing tools for our craft.ReplyDelete
Terrific project for the hop! You are a whiz with applique. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Griffin has a lot of personality. What fun. I must admit, though, I was expecting a moose. :)ReplyDelete
I laughed right out loud when that sweet little face popped up on my screen...I love him!!!!ReplyDelete
He's so sweet, and I already love him. Thanks for the tips to find him, and other things.ReplyDelete
And here I thought you thought up and just drew all your cute creations!! Doesn't really matter as you still make each one your own in the end;) He is just the cutest!ReplyDelete
Such fun! I also love using Paint to resize thing- works like a charm!ReplyDelete
Great Appliqué. Griffin is so cute!ReplyDelete
He is adorable. Love the whimsical face.ReplyDelete
Your Giraffe is really really cute. Love all those stripes.
I do the same...collect clip are...you never know when it
will come in handy for a quilt. Have a great day!
Your giraffe is adorable! Great work! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
I bow to the "Queen of Applique" on this one. I love it! That giraffe is just the cutest and using the triangles in the background makes it a winner. Way to go with stripes!ReplyDelete
TOO cute, Joan!!!ReplyDelete
I love how he looks like he is peeking around the bend. Such a cute quilt!ReplyDelete
Absolutely love GriffinReplyDelete
Really cute project!ReplyDelete
What a cute giraffe! Fun setting.ReplyDelete
I absolutely LOVE your striped giraffe!!! SEW cute!!!ReplyDelete
Omg he is so darn cute!ReplyDelete
He is so cute! I have Paint, but don't know how to use it. Guess I will have to learn. Thanks for the tip.ReplyDelete
Holy cow is Griffin a cutie pie. Such a great striped quilt, Joan. LOVE IT!!! Thank you for starting the day with a super fun quilt. You always make me giggle and smile.ReplyDelete
Such a cute giraffe. Thanks for the tips on using the Paint program on our computers I have only started playing with it on my new laptop.ReplyDelete
I LOVE the giraffe (and the rest of the quilt)! There is something about giraffes that make me smile, and a stripy one is doing just that. What a great project!ReplyDelete
How adorable is this giraffe, Joan!! Great job. You are so creative!!ReplyDelete
That is just darlingReplyDelete
Your striped version of Griffin is just too cute!ReplyDelete
Griffin is FABuLOUS! What a fun quilt :)ReplyDelete
Hi, Griffin. Wonderful to meet you. What an absolutely stripey fellow you are. Amazing, Joan.ReplyDelete
Great giraffe. Love the triangles. I remember Fruit Striped gum. Looked yummy, but after about 15 minutes it was like chewing an old rubber band, no flavor left. LOLReplyDelete
Joan I always look forward to seeing what you create for our enjoyment for these hops, but this guy? He’s the winner of my all time favourite award (until next hop, of course 😉). I remember the striped gum, too. Thank you for sharing Griffin with us so we can make him our own 😉 CarolReplyDelete
This is adorable with the stripes and giraffe.ReplyDelete
This guy is so fun!!!!! I love his fun look, dashing stripes,and tongue sticking out. Very fun use of the stripes!ReplyDelete
Sorry to be late to the party...downsizing can do that to a girl. Lovely quilt and great use of stripes!ReplyDelete
Oh that giraffe is just adorableReplyDelete