Design: I already had a recipient in mind, a friend who was expecting, and my original plan was just to make a quick quilt with all four animals and a border in the middle. However once I started thinking about it I wanted to challenge myself a bit more so I decided to only use two animals and make two design panels to go with them. My friend Shivani had kindly lent me two quilting books when I started quilting and I found a lovely design in one of them - 'Quilting Happiness' by Christina Lane & Diane Gilleland.
|Drawing of the various bits that make up the finished block.|
|making one of the squares which make up the block|
|Watching it come together was so satisfying!|
|Back of the quilt|
|Close-up of back of quilt|
Reflections: This quilt was really good fun to make and I absolutely love how it turned out. When I looked back at 'Quilting Happiness' I noticed that it classed this block as for 'experienced quilters' which made me feel very pleased to have tried it. I think the overall effect of this quilt is really striking and it feels so good to have designed it myself in a way, by combining ideas from different quilt patterns. I would like to make a quilt for myself but I don't know if I'd get as much enjoyment from it as I do from gifting them. Though I have started working on one for Harris which I'll do bit by bit.
|All ready to be packed up and sent to its new home.|