I was in the middle of sketching of a polar bear when my little boy climbed up on the chair behind me and said 'oooo Mummy, I love that bear!' From that moment I knew this collection was going to be commandeered by him. Every day since, Rory has asked me when he can have a 'big boy' quilt made for his bed from 'his fabrics' and anyone with small children knows that long waits at such a young age are hard. Luckily we had the amazing Sally Ablett on board to keep us occupied with choosing a quilt design for the collection and after much deliberating you can guess who had the final vote! We hope you love it as much as Rory does!!
Measuring 64" x 64", this quilt fits beautifully on a single bed (or to make a den from if you're a small child.) Made up using three different blocks, the alternating flying geese blocks and interlocking crosses balance the design really well. Sally has used a plain white for the background fabric, but you could also use a texture or possibly a pale grey to create a different look. We opted for the white to create a modern vibe and to highlight the white of the arctic animals.
The design has a lovely overall balance due to the small amounts of contrasting navy. The use of 'Haring Around' on 'Arctic' as a binding draws your eye back in to the other turquoise hues to give a cohesive feel. To complete the look we had this long arm quilted with swirling patterns.
If you'd like to make this stunning quilt for yourself (or as a gift for a friend,) simply follow the link or head over to the 'PROJECTS' page. Please tag me in any photos on Facebook and Instagram using #CassandraConnolly or @cass_connolly. Enjoy! Happy Sewing.