My dear friend Jenn is expecting her first child. As I'm sure you'll understand, this called for a baby quilt.
Her nursery is done up with handmade sheep-themed goodness in subtle neutral tones.Tracie Pouliot and a handmade mobile, I set forth with a sheep quilt block pattern designed by Lori Holt for her Farm Girl Vintage book.
While rummaging my stash in search of sheep, I chanced upon some Kokka Cosmic Zoo Saute Mouton, a whimsical organic print. I pulled a shiny, white Hoffman Bliss Blender; a hand dyed greenish yellow; and Kona Black to coordinate.
I created a two borders for my sheep blocks by cutting 4" white squares and doing stitch and flip triangles in the corners made from 2 1/2" squares (2 black and 2 sheep print).
As for the quilting, I decided to test out a Baptiste fan design in the background.
As for the sheep, I did a loopy loop on the white and stitched around the other parts in matching thread. For the white squares, I did some dot-to-dot quilting and filled the center with an undulating line.
I hope Jenn likes it.