A dear friend had a little girl, late August. Once I knew she was expecting, I got to and designed what I thought was going to be another cot quilt for the year.
Well fellow quilters, the best laid plans turn to other ideas as they develop and so here is the result. A little square mat for Chloe to lay on, roll on and eventually crawl on. Hopefully one day it will be a small lap quilt to snuggle under in front of the TV.
It started as a small drawing in my sketch book, which was then blown up on the photocopier. My darling daughter then coloured in the mane on the lion - thus the multicoloured mane was born. I machine appliqued the pieces on to batting with lovely Aurifil threads, then used monofilament to machine it down on to the green background.
Thanks to the ladies at NOTYQ Guild for their guidance with the colours around the border, matching the threads and special thanks to Claire for helping me incorporate Chloe's name on the corner. Made it so easy to quilt.