I love a sunburnt country…

I have finally finished my “Sunburnt Country” baby quilt… it definitely took me longer than I had planned but I think it was worth the wait.

modern baby quilt

This quilt was a collaboration with a family friend, who commissioned me to make a modern bright baby quilt that had a hint of Australia in it. You can find my original post about this project here.

graduating quilt detail

The graduated colours are inspired by the Aussie sun (bright, hot, & at times unforgiving) and because it is a baby quilt there are lots of little novelty bits and pieces to explore.

finished quilt detail cu

And…

finished quilt detail cu2

My original quilting plan was to do a circles radiating from the yellow center of the quilt. Unfortunately my left thumb has not been co-operating, so I had to resort to drastic measures, which included getting my darling husband to baste this quilt.

photo

The quilt is backed with a fabulous Australian print I picked up when I was home in March.

quilt back

Snuggle Pot and Cuddle Pie on gum leaves, perfectly Australian.

fabric detail

To finish the whole thing off I bound the quilt with a navy sketch fabric and a Wombat Quilts tag.

quilt tag

This little piece of Australia is headed to the Mid-West to keep a Aussie/American baby warm and hopefully remind her that her Grandmother in Australia loves her.

I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel-sea,
Her beauty and her terror
The wide brown land for me!