Hello lovely lovelies♡ A beautiful welcome to my little wintry place♡ The month of June. Which of course means in this little part of the world.......winter!! But let's not talk about my least favourite season, let us talk about happy things. Let us talk about a quilt finish. Yep, the wee poppet's quilt is finished♡ Let us talk of sweet quilts, teddy bears, flowery lights, and sunshine; for today was the perfect sunny day for a wee photo shoot. =)
This wee poppet's quilt is one covered in Australian flora and fauna. Jocelyn Proust fabrics where there is a menagerie of sweet animals playing among Australian native flowers. Cuddly koalas, bashful bandicoots, swimming platypuses, hopping kangaroos with sweet joeys peeking out from pouches, running wombats and adorable echidnas who slowly waddle along; all playing hide and seek among the gum trees and pretty native flowers. Flowers such as lilly pillys, wattles, bottle brushes, Tasmanian blue gum flowers, waratahs. As for the birds perched high up in the eucalyptus trees; there are magpies, willy wagtails, cockatoos and kookaburras, all singing a merry song. I suppose this quilt is an I-spy-with-my-little-eye quilt, where my daughter and her wee poppet will enjoy many a delightful time looking at each-filled hexie, imagining stories of adventures in the Australian bush. The backing and border is a Jocelyn Proust fabric flourishing with stylised 'Corymbia Ficifolio' an Australian flowering gum tree.
I fashioned this quilt using the English Paper Piecing method with papers I have from the Sweet Sunday quilt which I made several years ago. I hand quilted this sweet quilt with the stitches marching in straight lines diagonally up and down the centre panel. For the border the quilting stitches do-si-do in a merry fashion around the flowers and gum leaves. The batting is 100% cotton, nice and light.....and snuggly.
Until the next time............