It’s no secret I love Elizabeth Hartman’s critter patterns – I’ve done a ton of them. She recently offered her Koala pattern for sale with all proceeds going to the fire relief effort in Australia and I snapped up a copy. I wasn’t up for making a whole quilt so I decided to recover a few pillows instead. These pillows were also a great opportunity to practice some quilting. I took a few classes from Jodi Robinson, both at QuiltCon and online, so I really enjoyed trying out a few designs.
Here are the finished pillows:
Here’s the purple guy – I had fun doing an echoed meander as a filler:
and the blue guy. I missed a few pieces where the face meets the ears so he looks either surprised or like he’s missing his eyebrows (do koalas have eyebrows?)
I did a lot of playing with the quilting on the pillow back pieces. This was my first envelope back and I liked the technique.
and the other:
The quilting was a lot of fun, and I will use these designs again. If you get a chance to take a class from Jodi, do it!