I've just finished designing this new baby play quilt design, which means I'm up to the fun part – making it up! :)
I will be using various printed fabrics and hand dyes and trying out some new ideas ...like stuffing the sheep with crinkly foil and utilising textural fabrics to aid in tactile stimulation for babies and toddlers.
Like my hot air balloon pattern 'Hide and Seek' there will be quirky characters, animals and machinery etc cut from printed fabric and peeping out from behind bits and pieces – i'm pretty sure the treasure chest and pig fabrics I got at the AQC will make it in there somehow! The quilt will be personalised with the recipients name in the flag (like Hide and Seek is in the aeroplane sky writing) and have various pictures and words 'hidden' in the background quilting. I have some great lollipop fabric that I'm thinking will make great "flowers" for the foreground.
What do you think? Anything else you'd like to see on it?
The best thing about raw edge fusible applique is that putting it together is fast and easy.... so I'm hoping to have a quilt top to show you within a week or two. - Neroli
Ps. If you'd like to pre-order this 1m x 1m pattern, or simply be notified when it's out please let me know by sending me an email (click here)
Weekly Art Project: 22 March
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