But it suddenly occurred to me that I haven't shared my Jumping in Circles quilt.
I thought I'd enter it into the Original Design Category.
This quilt was designed and sewn for the Quilters Companion and can be found in issue 81.
I couldn't resist an Australian themed quilt for an Australian magazine. Especially since I have received many requests for Australian birds and animals over the years.
While I was drawing the design, I realised that the kangaroo would be perfectly suited to being a repeating design. I love the way that they chase each other round and round.
I am glad that I didn't make the background a single fabric. Each of the four quadrants has different fabrics, giving each of the individual kangaroos their own personality. The four background fabrics also add interest to the centre of the quilt, which could have seemed a bit empty.
Pattern designed by: me and available in The September edition (issue 81) of the Quilters Companion. (If you can't get your hands on a paper copy, you can buy a digital copy from Zinio or Apple Newsstand).
Quilted and Pieced by: me
Finished dimensions: 40" x 40"
Fabrics used include: Lecien Modern L, Karen Lewis Blueberry Park, Carolyn Friedlander Doe
This issue of Quilters Companion also includes a feature about me. I haven't yet had a chance to read it as I am in Scotland and my copy of the magazine is in New Zealand, but my 5 year old son has seen it and is super impressed. He says I'm famous now!