My little sister is more than a little obsessed with frogs, in all shapes and sizes. This week, Alison (The Frog Princess in question) turned 30, and my family needed to honour that obsession with her present. My Mother and I have made a beautiful quilt, which I will show you in another post, when Melbourne turns the sunshine back on. The frog adorns the quilt label.
Dad has written a suitably froggy sentiment to mark the occasion, and I have been tracing it onto the label which I will stitch onto the back of the quilt. The divine peacock feather fabric is what I am using to bind the quilt, which is a symphony of blues, purples, aquas and greens, in mainly batik fabrics.
We gave Alison a photo of the quilt top on Wednesday (her actual birthday) as it was with my friend Anita, being quilted. We will give her the quilt tomorrow afternoon, at her birthday party, but I anticipate I will still have some binding left to stitch down – it is the biggest quilt either Mum or I have ever made.
I am extremely pleased with my little froggy. I found a picture of a frog on the Internet, and drew a simplified version up in Illustrator. I broke it up into 7 different pieces, and flipped them for tracing onto fusible. The applique is finished with machine stitching, just straight stitch, which leaves the applique with a raw-edge. Lastly I hand embroidered the eye and nostril with satin stitch. The beautiful batik fabric is just perfectly froggy.
Are you fond of frogs? Any other creature obsessions in your household?