I was so excited when Laurie Wisbrun sent me some of her new Llook! Llamas! fabrics she self-produces and prints through Spoonflower – I think the llamas are absolutely adorable and the coordinating prints are a perfect complement. My immediate thought was to fussy cut those llamas and set the blocks on point. I went with some solids and prints in some punchy and vibrant colors and made up some simple blocks.
Many years ago, I lived in a town a bit further South from here and on my way to work I passed a farm with a camel. For some reason we thought it was funny to give the camel my brother’s middle name, so he’ll always be known as Evan the Camel. (Ryan never found it as funny as we did!) Anyway, the llamas in this quilt remind me of Evan, and consequently bring a smile to my face each time I see them.
I used up extra prints for four large blocks for the backing.
Complete with a few extra llamas hanging out on the back! I quilted it simply with straight lines on either side of each seam and bound it with a print from the Hope Valley line. It’s washed and dried and I’m totally in love!
[Oh, and a note on those Spoonflower prints – did you know Spoonflower is now using Kona as their basecloth for the quilting weight option? It’s so soft and nice to sew with!]
I absolutely love making quilts, but I also really love taking photos of them once they’re finished! I keep a mental list of great photo spots, and am constantly on the lookout for new spots. A llama farm wasn’t on that list, but of course, when needing to take a photo of a quilt featuring lovely llamas, I knew I had to find me some llamas! Luckily we were able to find these friendly and curious llamas not too far from our house.
(was having myself a little chat with these guys to see if they’d be interested in posing with my quilt!)