Australiana quilt

I have had the pleasure of quilting a delightful Australian quilt this week. The quilt was made by a family who has an ongoing tradition of giving any new children a collaboration quilt made by the ladies in the family. How honoured was I to be included in this at the quilting stage.

The family designed the quilt themselves to depict many of the amazing animals found in Austrialia.

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The challenge with this and other similar children’s quilts is to keep the quilting soft but still give the quilt enough structure and design.

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I quilted gum leaves from each point to give a frame to each square and further enhanced the appliqué by stitching around each animal to make it pop. The border was quilted with simple
piano keys to provide a framed border.

The backing shows up the gold gum leaf pattern in a very subtle way.

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We were all delighted with the final result as it goes on its travels to a new lucky baby.

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