Friday, 5 December 2008

On the Farm with the gang...

Hello All,

I've been itching to sew a quilt based on a farmyard theme for quite a while. I was happy with how my safari quilts worked out - I'm very happy with the applique and seem to be developing my own style of design, so I decided to set out and design my own farm.
After drawing some preliminary sketches that weren't quite how I imagined I went back to the drawing board - I did a little research on other farm quilts on the market and then thought about my characters. I wanted animals that were going to be quite simplified, the quilt is only going to be big enough for either a child's lap quilt or wall hanging. My design so far;

The sketch is only of the central panel, I am also going to add a fairly thick border also with applique animals and embroidered details before quilting and adding a bias edge.

So far I've worked on the cows and pigs;