I purchased these lovely fabrics from Fine French Linen Australia. They are from the Mas d’Ouvan Range of quilting fabrics, produced in France. They were ideal for creating soft ‘french style’ summer quilts for 2 single beds. As I had purchased them in a fat quarter bundle this quilt design made it easy to display the beautiful patterns in large squares and rectangles, keeping the large floral designs as a feature. I love how the blues and beiges blend so well together. It is very simple piecing, so the quilt tops came together quickly.
I was asked to make a gift for a newborn baby boy. Here is my cute monkey in his striped overalls. I used a pattern designed by Melly & Me called Mini Magoos. We are still in Covid lockdown here on the New South Wales South Coast so all the fabrics and requirements came from my stash. It was a fun project to make and I think he has his own personality.
I started this quilt during an earlier COVID lockdown and have lots of spare time at home to quilt it during the current lockdown, who knows how long we will have our activities restricted?
It was constructed as part of an online group run by South Australian Quilters Guild – Round the Block Mystery Quilt. I managed to get it cut out, but the pieces have been sitting in a pile for months.
As there is a lot of background space, it provided an excellent palette for experimenting with free motion quilting designs.