Marvelous Marsupials

For the last few years I have studiously avoided the lure of aboriginal fabrics. We all know I don’t need another fabric obsession. But I caved in the other day and bought a length of fabric from the “Walkabout II” line by Paintbrush Studios featuring five stylized kangaroos hopping around on a background that included greens and blues. How could I possibly resist?

I decided to put the kangaroos into a wall hanging using my own Full Moon Rising pattern. I’ll be teaching a circles workshop for a quilt guild later this month and figured it would be a good idea to revisit my favorite way of making inset circles.

Here’s another one of those marvelous marsupials:

The two circles above are 5″ in diameter: The one below is 6½” wide:

And here is a look at my completed quilt top, 16″ x 59″:

This little quilt already has a name: Hip Hop.




This entry was posted in update, wall hanging. Bookmark the permalink.

7 Responses to Marvelous Marsupials

  1. Diane says:

    How fun is that?? Although I tease you a lot about your (epic) fabric stash, I totally understand why you caved in and acquired this fabric. Love the fabric at each end too. I envision this in your recently renovated master bath. Well done!

  2. Jeanne says:

    Nice choices for surrounding fabrics.

  3. Vickie says:

    You are evil! How dare you find fabric that I just had to add to my collection of aboriginal fabrics! The only saving grace is that more purple fabrics will be arriving at my place. I really love what you did with your choices. Hip Hop is another fantastic sample of your great pattern.

  4. Linda Dyer says:

    You’ve inspired me again! This is wonderful

  5. Sandy says:

    Ohhhhh…It brings back memories of my wonderful trip to Australia!

  6. Diane says:

    I can also envision this marsupial-themed fabric in a child’s quilt!

  7. anna says:

    Wow for both….Hip Hop and Cascade. Hello from (now) sunny France!

Comments are closed.