Your calendar might say that it is August but today, for me, it is still July. The Island Batik Ambassador's challenge for this month (July) was a baby or crib quilt. Because life often gets in the way of schedules, I got behind. Our lovely 'sisters plus males' holiday was the major reason for the delay so I am certainly not complaining. It was a trip of a lifetime but, no matter how much you might enjoy something you do, eventually, have to get back to reality.
I chose pastels for my project but avoided the usual pink and blue. The bear pattern was from a colouring book and the cat from a quilt book featuring outlines of that noble animal. I used Aurifil threads for the outline. The silk finish gives a lovely sheen without overpowering. The fabrics were from country dozen (bears) Dinner Days (cats) and Dotilicious (background and sashing).
I quilted it in an all over free motion drooping leaves pattern.
Watch for Augusts challenge to be posted shortly and then, I am going to have some good news for those who, like me, love Island Batik fabrics.