There is nothing quite as satisfying as finally starting a quilt which has been on your to do list for over a year. I first saw the design that inspired this quilt just after Theo was born and immediately bought a half metre of the Alexander Henry fabric that the quilt was based around...
I spent more than 12 months
procrastinating and trying to decide whether to use the faces as part of
a train design, or as the drivers of cars and every time I took
something out of my fabric stash I'd see the Faces Around The World
fabric taunting me. In the end I've gone for a very similar design to
the original, but I'm incorporating trees and working with a more
ordered palette of fabrics.
This is the first row almost complete (I need to add a
strip of blue to the top) and I'm working on the houses for the second
row as we speak.
intending to make 4 rows in total. Possibly with a border to frame it
all and I'm going to experiment with wadding. After years of using only
cotton wadding, I fancy something with a bit more loft for this to make
it more snuggly, so I've ordered some samples to experiment with.