Simple cot quilt »
InstructionsI used scraps of the leaf-patterned fabric to applique onto the plain squares (use fusible webbing), and machine-quilted the stems.
Type of item: Home Decor
Quilt-weight cotton fabric, cotton wadding, fusible webbing.
What was your inspiration?
This was for a friend of my daughter. Anna's from New Zealand and her husband is Iranian. Her favourite colour is pink, so I definitely wanted to incorporate that, as well as a fusion of Maori and middle-eastern feeling. The tile-patterned fabric reminded me of mosques, the pink leaf pattern of enclosed gardens, and the bold zigzag felt tribal. The backing is the plain green from the front.
What are you most proud of?
I think the combination of bold patterns and the right tone of pink made this work for a baby boy.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Have fun with the fabrics!