A while ago I received a bundle of very good stuff from Ella Blue Fabrics by the glorious ms Jodie Carleton at RicRac. I always have a backlog of ideas stored away in the depths of my noodle and it just so happened I had the sprinkling of idea that exploded when I got my hands on some of her new fabric range Backyard Circus.
. . . quite yummy isn't it!
Well, after what seems like an age my quilt is at last finished! A happy parade of circus animals sandwiched between an lot of log cabin blocks!
The charge is of course led by the elephant who only emits sounds of love . . . and he is closely followed by a bemused lion and a pair of very clever circus poodles.
. . . lots of fab log cabins using all the colours from the fabric range & featuring the Pom pom dots on the outer borders
I experimented with adding some little rows of folded bunting across the applique block - it looks very sweet and adds a nice level of dimension . . . it wasn't the easiest thing to sew I must say, but the end result looks great . . . you could always applique it down if you don't want to be fiddling around with tiny bits of bias tape!
Animal circus will be available as a pattern at the end of September and as always it is compatible with a Brother Scan and Cut machine
Patterns are sold wholesale by Creative Abundance worldwide and will hopefully be stocked in lots of fancy shops.
happy stitching x x