I am entering my "Born Wild" quilt.
"Born Wild" is the third quilt of a project for Christmas presents. I designed and pieced this in 2017 and hand quilted in 2018 with #8 perle cotton embroidery thread.
This all began because I decided to make a "soft and cuddly" quilt for a granddaughter. Themed around bunnies. Me, not thinking past what I was working on... "little girl" things....One day my husband said :what are you going to do for the brothers". Ohhhhhh....my brain had to go to work. And "Born Wild" is one of the results.
This design began on a trip into JoAnn's Fabrics to look for backing for the "girly quilt" the printed fleece seen on the back of the "Born Wild" quilt (below) caught my eye.
Loosing all true focus(forgetting about the girly), the cogs started turning. "Wolf" became the theme. I began looking for flannels to flow with this fleece. My thoughts were: flannel front, fleece back, no batting needed. These children live in Texas and don't even need cover......but that did not slow me down.
I lost my focus and got so busy on the new wolf idea, I almost forgot to look for the backing for the "bunnies". If my husband did not follow me around nothing would ever get completed.....because I jump. But, bunnies ended up with fake fur backing.
Now, Hubby says "that is very soft and cuddly, how are you going to add the fur to the boy's quilts?"
Now enters the theme panel of the Wolf in fake fur.
My hubby was very helpful in getting my pictures enlarged to the sizes I needed for the appliques, ....so the quilt design took form. I wanted the Wolf panel to be the focus, so I only used 2 other pictures.
The Wolf in the shadow of the moon.
I hope that my grandson will love this quilt as much as I have enjoyed making it.
Flannel pieced front
hand quilted with #8 perle cotton