This is the material for my first baby quilt of the year. I purchased it years ago and always had it earmarked for our friends' baby. Our friends are the couple through whom my husband and I met. They were our witnesses at our civic wedding ceremony and have tried to conceive this child for many years. Well, the day finally came and she is due in late April. So, time to crack on!
Her parents emigrated to Namibia about eight years ago, hence the African theme. The animals will be applied to the grass fabric that will frame the desert / tampas fabric in the middle. The centre piece will be a quilted sun.
I'm still undecided whether to keep the back bare, just the fleece that would otherwise be the wadding. I'm thinking the bare fleece will give more warmth. And the whole thing is off to be washed now.