Showing posts with label animal prints. Show all posts
Showing posts with label animal prints. Show all posts

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Safari Life Quilt


I finally finished Thom's Safari Life quilt this week. I hadn't realised I had made it back in July last year until I went to write this post - time really flies!

I loved it even then hanging on the clothes line and blowing in the wind - see Safari Life quilt in progress and I love it even more now that Cheryl from Baci Quilts has done all the machine quilting for me!!! As usual she's done a brilliant job and if you have any quilts you want finished I recommend you contact her!

To back the quilt I pieced together a panel from the Happy Drawing series by Ed Emberly for Cloud Nine fabrics I had along with some left over scraps from making all the turning twenty blocks. I teemed it with a soft charcoal grey cotton to make the bright colours pop even more.

For the binding I used a simple black and white pin stripe which I like to think is adding a little bit of zebra to the quilt. Any you can see in the photo above the quilting pattern is of birds and clouds.

I couldn't be happier with this quilt and with the weather just starting to cool off the timing couldn't be better for Thom to have a proper quilt for his bed.

Happy quilting.

Caity x

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Mr Elephant - Lino Print


I have been very good lately, working through my unfinished projects - and while I’m still working away on a few bigger projects I had to break free for a while - even if only to do something small!!

This took me right back to high school art class days, which might well be the last time I actually did a lion print!

I took my inspiration from a great little alphabet frieze wall poster by Miriam Bereson we have at home, and did a sketch in pencil straight onto the lino.

Then, the fun part of carving it out! I loved this bit - it was quite therapeutic  (note to self - I must buy more lino)

Mr Elephant - sitting in the garden!

From there it was just a matter of the PRINTING!

My first on paper was a little disappointing (see below) as I didn’t use enough paint - but I soon got the hang of it). 

First attempt - not quite enough paint!
Second go - too much paint!
Third time lucky!
Next I'm going to try it out with some fabric paint for a tshirt! 

But for now it looks great in my little boy's room!

Mr Elephant!
Caity x