Friday, February 12, 2021

The Koala Finish

And I've got a finish!  (My second of the year!)

The pattern is  Koala pattern by Elizabeth Hartman.  I used these beautiful Manchester fabrics and an Essex linen for the background.  This was a commission quilt and they wanted the same fabrics as used in Elizabeth's sample.

Although it added considerably to the amount of time it took to quilt, I choose to use complementary colors and do an all over stipple for the bears and background.  The ears where outlined, the trees come some 'sculpting' and the leaves were left alone.

The found the Manchester fabrics to be really nice to work with.  The linen was as well but it was a bit tougher than typical quilting cotton to quilt.   The backing fabric matches the leaves.

The quilt finished at 41" x 41" and is on its way to the new owner, baby Eloise.

This quilt was a lot of fun to make - so much so that I am going to make another one although I'm not yet certain on the backing fabric.

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. What an absolutely adorable finish...beautiful work--it is so darn cute--you just want to cuddle under it...Baby Eloise will just love it to bits I am sure hugs, Julierose

  2. This is just so adorable!!!! Congrats on a great finish!!

  3. How nice to have a commission piece, and one that looked fun to work on. I'm sure the baby will love it, especially as she grows older. I can imagine her learning to say, "Koala." Great job, Patty!

  4. What a great quilt! I really love how the colors pop against the background, and the koalas are just fun. I haven't worked with Manchester yet, so I'm glad to hear it was good to work with. Congratulations on your second finish of the year!

  5. It is so cute, it is a lovely finish! Congratulations

  6. It’s a really cute quilt. Congrats on your finish.


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