Today is my turn for the Safari Moon blog hop. Safari Moon is Frances Newcombe's first collection with Art Gallery Fabrics. Frances has intertwined the serenity and grandeur of the African plains in a rich palette of my favourite colours.
This is the lovely Frances who is standing in front of her award winning booth at Fall Quilt Market 2013. She is such a talented fabric designer, animation artist and all round happy and loveable person.
When Frances invited me to join the blog hop, I decided that this time I was not going to make a quilt. I had a cream footstool that needed protection from two boys and a dog, so I decided to make a quilted, fitted cover. Quite a simple process, although I think I am piping challenged. I need to work on that technique.
There was no question of which fabric I would use for the cover. I fell in love with the zebras the moment I saw them at market. The pattern repeat was perfect for the area on the top cover.
I used Animalia Splendid for the top cover, River Shadows Chartreuse for the piping and Tribal Stripe Pond for the skirt. I also used a beautiful green Pure Elements solid for the skirt and hot pink for the binding.
All the pieces were heavily quilted with an animal stripe pattern using Aurifil 50wt 1147 green cotton.
Don't forget to visit everyone's blogs to see their gorgeous projects and leave a comment on Frances' blog to win a FQ of the whole Safari Moon collection.
Monday February 24 Faith Jones Fresh Lemons Quilts
Tuesday February 25 Lindsay Conner
Wednesday February 26 Sarah Lawson Sew Sweetness
Thursday February 27 Cristy Fincher Cristy Creates
Friday February 28 Amy Smart Diary of a Quilter
Monday March Lee Heinrich Freshly Pieced
Tuesday March 4 Teri Harlan Sew Fantastic
Wednesday March 5 Jane Davidson Quilt Jane
Thursday March 6 Lynne Goldsworthy Lilys Quilts
Friday March 7 Sandy Whitelaw Upstairs Hobby Room
Monday March 10 Katy Jones Imagingermonkey
Tuesday March 11 Victoria Findlay Wolfe Victoria Findlay Wolfe Quilts http://bumblebeansinc.com
Wednesday March 12 Megan Bohr Canoeridgecreations
* Host Frances Newcombe Designer with Art Gallery Fabrics Belly Buttons Boutique http://bellybuttonsboutique.
Thank you Frances for allowing me to participate in your blog hop. (I am planning my next project using Safari Moon as I write this post.) I can hardly wait to see your next collection.
Add your Safari Moon projects to the Flickr group or tag #Safarimoon on all social media.