As much as I wanted to get this quilt to beetle before he was 1 month old I was a few days short of my goal.
I always get stumped when it comes to the quilting....my ideas and my skills are quite a ways removed from each other. I didn't want to ruin anyone's blocks with dodgy quilting!
I ditched the blocks and thought I'd try out something a bit fancier on the borders where I could hide it in the busy orange print. I used a yellow/orange variegated thread and copying a quilting design Emma has used on this quilt I bit the bullet and went for it!
I am so super super super happy with how it turned out! There are of course errors and it is in no way perfect but I did something different and I like it.
The central block has 'grass' quilted in the green (Thanks Bear!) and 'wind' quilted in the sky. The plan was to quilt a tree up passed the giraffe and over his head but I chickened out! It is done with an stipple instead. I still need heaps more practise at free-motion quilting!
And in case I left you hanging from the last post the giraffe HAD to be yellow and like I said the blue I had before didn't give a nice strong silhouette so I change to a pink. I know he is a boy...but at least I don't dress him in pink onesies!! ;)
And so here it is! A BRIGHT colourful eye catching combination of love and fabric.
I hope little Beetle and his family have many cuddles, picnics and cubbyhouses with this quilt!
It is a nice size for a single bed when Beetle gets older.
Here are the blocks and their makers
|Car and Milly|
|Rebecca and Emma|
|Mands and Kirsty|
|Shirley and Caz|
|Helen and Kylie|
|Sibylle and a second block from Joy|
|Nic and a second block from Car|
And because I am a loooooong way from a professional at taking photos I thought I might show you how it is done properly! Some beautiful shots of the quilt....including the handsome Beetle himself!
More beautiful photos can be found here