This blog displays my fine handiwork.
I love to make quilts. Large and small; for beds and walls. I especially like bright colors and geometrics. Please look through my showcase. Tell me what you think; you can leave a comment below a particular quilt, send an email (firstname.lastname@example.org),and/or sign my Guestbook (on the right side as you scroll down). And if you are interested in having a quilt made for you, drop me a line and we'll see what we can work out.
Quilters Lead Pieceful Lives.
Friday, October 21, 2016
Animals Down Under
This is my 150th quilt!!!!!
I made it for a friend who has a friend whose children (and the granddaughter recipient) are temporarily stationed in Australia. So they wanted something with an Australian theme, in pinks and pastels.
Do you know the names of all the animals?
The pattern is from "A Quilter's Ark", one of my favorite pattern books. I have made a number of quilts from here, including two Noah's Arks (here and here).
This one has pink stiples around the animals to make them pop, and then gray and lavender ditch stitching around the inner and outer borders and binding respectively.
And 15 years ago, I made this same quilt for the husband of a co-worker, using North American Animals!
Same pattern (quilt #17!), different animals; completely different feel. That's one of the joys of quilting: the unlimited range of fabric patterns and colors.