Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Aussie Baubles

I bought this kit 2 or 3 years ago. I bought it because my son who is animal crazy,
loves Australian animals and wants to visit or live in Australia one day. (because of their cool animals)
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This is block 3 of a whole Aussie animal Christmas quilt and the pattern is by McKenna Ryan.
So, I started it years ago thinking I would give it to my son for Christmas that year.
I had all the pieces fused and cut out ready to add to the background but
it never got done,

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until now! I finally pulled it back out and was determined to finish it up.
My son's birthday is in February so now it will be a birthday gift for this year.
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I quilted it while watching one of my favorite musicals, 'The Fiddler on the Roof'.  And as my son came in to see the progress! Yes, even though it's a gift for him... he knows about it and has watched the progression of the little quilt. I love that he gets excited about it's progress (and the animals on it) and can see the work that his mom has put into it.
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We both think it turned out super cute!

The animals from left to right : a Sugar Glider,  a Bilby , a Tawny Frogmouth (which is my fav of the 4), another Sugar Glider and a Kookaburra. 

7 comments:

Phoebe said...

This looks so awesome Amy! I'm glad you're finally getting the chance to finish it.

Jennifer Stumpf said...

It's adorable, Amy. And I've seen it in person! So cute!

Barb said...

What a wonderful gift. I bet he will just love it!

Rowyn said...

Beautiful quilt. I hope your son does get to visit Australia one day - I went a few years ago and it is the wildlife that I remember most. One evening a kangaroo just came bouncing through the resort. Our accommodation was also right next to a lake which had fish that flung themselves out of the water, and of course that attracted all sorts of birdlife. We also got to hold a koala and a small crocodile. One of my best and most memorable holidays ever!

Andrea said...

A beautiful quilt. I've only ever heard of the kookaburra, so I have learnt something today!

Carolina said...

Wow! Wonderful!Carolina

Quilting Adventures said...

Amy, it looks awesome! I'd love to see it in person! :-)