Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Zoo Animals

I promised to share the sources of inspiration for my newest project, so here they are: (1) Ashley of Film in the Fridge recently posted photos of a new quilt she's made using Marimekko's Karkuteillä fabric. I was reminded that I'd bought a remnant of this fabric in another colorway (and with the boots cut off) during my discount Marimekko shopping spree back in February, so I dug it out and got to work. (2) I love this brown polka dot fabric (the zebra is brown) even though the green isn't quite right, and I found some solids that matched the Marimekko fabric quite well. I wanted a simple back (or front) for this quilt and found my inspiration on the backs of these little quilts by Helen of Patchy Work of Mini Grey. Now I just need to find some ideas for quilting it! Any suggestions?

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4 comments:

Karen said...

Now I understand about leaving the boots off! What a cute piece. So whimisical!

Britt said...

Very nice! But I guess I can't make orange your accent color anymore!

Bea said...

This is really cute. Love the bright colors. I haven't been a quilter long enough to have ideas on how to quilt things.

KnitOneQuiltTooKristin said...

What a cool block design! I like the dot fabric too.