Thursday, 25 December 2014

Wild Australia

My Mum Norma, recently made this beautiful cot quilt for our friends Emily and Owen who are expecting the birth of their first little one within the next couple of weeks.

Mum had this to say about the quilt;

'I found the pattern for this cot quilt in the Australian Patchwork & Quilting magazine entitled Huggles by Val Laird, and I was inspired when I found the perfect backing material Australiana by Nutex 'Australia Wild', to separate my quilt into sky, bushland, water and grassland'.

'Being a scrappy patchworker I then had fun choosing colours and then animals that would go in each area'.

'I even looked up books and made tracings of my favourite birds and animals as I live in the Blue Mountains (about 100 kilometres west of Sydney) and feed or see many beautiful birds and animals each day'.

'As my hands aren't as young as they used to be, I had to be patient and took my time appliquéing around each one- they had such small feet and claws, but my own birds sat in the backyard so would pose for me at feeding times'.

'I ask God to bless Emily and Owen's little baby when he sleeps under the quilt as it keeps him snug and warm'.


Linking up with Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts and Amanda Jean at Crazy Mum Quilts for Finish it Up Friday.


  1. Your mother dis a gret job. I love this. A beaty. What a great gift to get!!!
    Best wishes for 2015 for you and your mum!!

  2. Adorable! I have always been fascinated with the animals of Australia. And this quilt sums up all my reasons for dreaming of visiting one day. The appliqued animals is each beautiful. Love how they are pictured in their habitat. What a beautiful gift!

  3. Such a fabulous quilt for a baby/child!

  4. Hi! This is fantastic and fun quilt! Adorable animals and beautiful colours! x Teje

  5. What a beautifully made quilt. It is really apparent that your mom took her time and put a lot of love into this quilt. The baby turtles are so cute! I hope that your friends and their new baby get much love and enjoyment from this wonderful gift.

  6. Aw, so cute! What a wonderful treasure!

  7. This is such a wonderful quilt. You are very imaginative. cdahlgren at live dot com

  8. well done to your mum. What a fun and gorgeous quilt :-)

  9. I love how your Mum divided into four different habitats. Very clever idea. Great quilt for a baby too.

  10. What a fabulous quilt and priceless gift!

  11. An amazing quilt and beautiful gift.


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Wishing you many happy quilting hours!