Back in 2013 I was awaiting the arrival of a great niece (or so the ultrasound would have had us believe), but a great nephew arrived instead! Just over a month ago, a great niece arrived and I was finally able to dig out the pink fabrics from my stash and put them to their intended use.
The starting point for the fabric pull was the elephant and tortoise print which was used for the single piece blocks. I matched this with a few pinks (including sheep and humming birds!) and a couple of greens from my stash and used these for the nine patch blocks.
The backing was pink fleece (also from stash) and the quilting was diagonal lines, mainly through the nine patches, so that the elephants and tortoises were unquilted. Some machine stitched binding in the same fabric as the centre of the nine patch finished off the quilt.
The quilt is heading off to its new home where I hope my great niece will have fun spotting the eclectic mix of creatures.