At a very enjoyable baby sprinkle (apparently this is name du jour for baby showers for second babies...) I finally gave my friend the quilted wall hanging she had requested for her baby boy's nursery.
There had been some guidelines (most of which I listened to :)) which included - "greens and browns please...and woodland animals, no, jungle animals...no...woodland animals. Definitely woodland animals." So I started making it before she could change her mind. Fortunately she had ordered a decal with woodland creatures so it now seemed unlikely...
Green and brown can be very chic but also a little muted for this colour obsessed quilter so I took a lead from the aforementioned decal and threw in a bit of orange and blue too. Just to liven things up a bit.
The main "picture" fabrics I chose were from the "Bluebell Park " line by Kate and Birdie. I love them so much!
I sat around admiring my handiwork for a while (as you do) and came to the conclusion that a) it needed something else and b) I was bored and wanted a hand sewing project. So lead by the naive charm and texture of the prints I embarked on some hand quilting detail.
This was the result, not particularly clear and unfortunately with me in it because I forgot to take a photo at home!