I don't know how to express to everyone how tickled I have been making this quilt! It's been a little bit crazy with a LOT of tiny pieces. But the thought of these happy llamas just makes me smile!
It's kind of a scrappy quilt. I bought the background fabric, which is a Dear Stella design. It's my new favorite for backgrounds. My daughter thinks the white specs look like snow, which might be very appropriate for our neck of the woods.
The striped blanket (and soon-to-be pompoms) came from my stash. I love the teals and purples, which I think are a great accent to the gray background and the beige and white body. The beige is actually a linen that I had for a pillow, but it worked up well in this configuration.
Some of the pieces in the faces are tiny! A one inch square turned out to be a quarter-inch triangle. Who knew I could work with pieces that small. Live and learn. The llamas, though, stand 40 inches tall!
Now I need to cut out and make three rows of poms, two for the top and one for the bottom. Looking at the pattern, this just adds a festive feel to the entire quilt. When it's all finished up, it will be 61 x 70.
I do believe the reason I bought the pattern and began this project in the midst of other projects, is that the llamas faces reminded me of all the deer that hung out around our house to escape the deep snows this winter. The snow is beginning to recede, so they have headed for higher country, which is a good thing for them. It was a harsh, harsh winter for them, and I'm glad to think they are doing their Deer Thing in the forests nearby.
It's going to be my Happy Quilt.
Definitely quilting with a smile,
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