My friend Riana loves children, and because she is a very special friend to me I decided to make her this quilt as a gift. It is a wall hanging and Riana did not want me to put a pocket at the back to hang it on a rod because she has not yet decided if she would want to use a nice thick tree branch with clips to hang it from or maybe something else.
I have printed the pictures on cotton, tea dyed them, and when they were dry I painted some of the colours back with fabric paint and fabric paintsticks, and then free-motion quilted the blocks with my machine.
The Masai girl's necklace was hand embroidered by me in French knots and the headpiece I did with metallic silver DMC thread in chain stitch and satin stitch.
I am still a rookie quilter. I have only been quilting for four years and mostly in the winter time here in Canada -- summer is so short that we enjoy the outdoors as much as we can during this time.