Posted on | March 7, 2017 | 8 Comments
There are a lot of lovely pieced animal blocks around and Elizabeth Hartman has a great collection of them. I have adapted her cat mini quilt to make a full sized bed quilt.
This is one of her easier blocks but it still involved a little bit of fiddling around.
Every cat block is a different colour. The colour changes follow a path from the top left block and travel in a zig zag pattern to the bottom corner.
The true colour of the background fabric is an indigo blue, but that is difficult for the camera to pick up.
I used a deep blue for the inner blue and binding.
I was able to find enough fabrics in my stash to make sure there were no double ups and to be able to meet the requirements for gradual colour changes.
The backing is a great fabric from Ella Blue basics and is covered with Australian place names. I thought this was perfect as this quilt is going overseas to our grand daughter.
And the quilting shows up clearly on the backing, too. I had this quilted by my local LAQ. I think the pattern is popcorn.
Here is the quilting on the front, too.
I had two blocks left over so I turned them into cushion covers.
I have two quilts now ready to post.
I am after any ideas or suggestions for posting quilts overseas. I will wrap them in plastic for protection and then box them. I will make sure the address is inside the package as well as on the box. And I will insure it. When I write the declaration on the box do I call them quilts or is that asking for trouble? Do I simply call them bedding?
I welcome any ideas. It bothers me that I am posting items worth hundreds of dollars and that they could go missing. Even when I have posted small items to the US and have requested they be signed for, those parcels have simply been left on the doorstep.
Thanks in anticipation for your ideas.