Last October, I entered this quilt.
This time, I`m entering the 1001 Sleepless Nights baby quilt I made for baby George.
George was born last December. He`s my cousin Dan`s second child. I first met Dan`s partner Jacqui when they visited Marrakech, our home, in October 2010. Jacqui was taking part in a trek across the Sahara for Help for Heroes. While it was my cousin`s first visit here, she is a long time visitor to Marrakech and absolutely loves it.
When I knew they were expecting George, I decided to make him a quilt and wanted it to reflect our connection with his parents and their visit here. Together with a little blue Terrain fabric, 1001 Peeps was the perfect line with its depiction of oriental life and the palette of blues and greens are boyish, bright and attractive. I had wanted to make a plus quilt for a long time and this was the perfect opportunity.
To give a pop of colour, I bound it in a zingy orange...
and did a little hand stitching in orange perle.
I backed it in a simple green candy stripe...and lightly quilted it so that it was nice and smooshy for George.
...and it was well received. Perfect for an afternoon lie down.
Now I`m off to the festival to have a look at the amazing quilts, which have been submitted. If you haven`t already, go see the amazing talent out there. Thanks Amy for hosting this fabulous bi-annual event!