Today I am sharing the very first post from Guest Blogger, Anna. I’m so excited to share some of her work with you.
Isa’s baby quilt was inspired by one of Andrea’s HST quilts.
Isa knew the baby was a girl but she didn’t want pink “girly” things. As she is an organic agronomy consultant, I chose scraps from my stash that speak of ecology: fish, plants, animals, bugs–even some old scraps of “One World” fabric.
All the nice fabrics I have were gifted to me by online friends about 10 years ago. Unfortunately that forum no longer exists, but I have made some beautiful things from fabrics that are unavailable in Spain. I mixed and matched the half-square triangles, and added 6 picture squares using the bigger animal prints in a diagonal stripe.
For this quilt, I hand quilted around the big motifs it giving the quilt a bas-relief effect. This was intensified by the synthetic batting that I used. It was rather a bear to work with, but I am happy with the result as it’s slightly thicker and much puffier than cotton or wool would be.
Sharing over at: I Quilt Thursdays at Pretty Bobbins Needle and Thread Thursdays at My Quilt Infatuation TGIFF at Quilt Matters Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts