Thursday, 3 March 2016

The Circus Is Coming To Town - Baby Quilt

Which comes first for you?

The design ...

or the fabric?

Backyard Circus
Recently the fabric came first ... in the very. fun. form of Backyard Circus by Jodie Carleton for Ella Blue.

It's usually the design for me ... then I spend weeks/months hunting around trying to find just the right fabric to fit what's in my head ... which, come to think of it, is probably why I don't have much of a stash.

But, when I saw this fabric, the name of the quilt "The Circus Is Coming To Town" popped into my head ... and ... just like that ... I was off and racing!

I knew I wanted houses.  I knew it was going to be a baby quilt (because my hubby requested one recently ... a baby quilt, not a baby - phew!). I knew it had to be for a boy.

Me ... attempting props ... with quilts (badly)

Pinterest took me to this pattern ... you'll see that my quilt is quite heavily based on it ... but without the faces, the faces freaked me out, and I messed around with the layout too.

This Perth heat has not been good for the grass!

Wonky improv houses ... love this little set of three

This little house has very good air-conditioning

Still ... A fun quilt!  A quilt I'm happy with.  An Improv quilt.  A first for me!


... Circus family out-take ....

*** Cue the circus music ***

Linking up with TGIFF and Finish It Up Friday


  1. Love it!!!!!!! I have always loved houses and cabins, but never related them to babies. This circus is perfect and i love the elephants on the back!!!!! You did good.

  2. I'm the same usually the design comes first but everynow and again - Halloween fabric usually - it drives the choice. I really like what you did - so bright and fun looking!

  3. This is really cute! Those houses are adorable, especially with that fabric. Perfect choice!

  4. I love it when something speaks that strongly to you! The quilt is so fun, and I hope the recipient has lots of long hours of play and silliness with it. :)

  5. Adorable quilt! Love the circus theme. And yeah, I would have left out the faces too. Not fond of clowns.

  6. It looks great! (I'm with you, the faces are a bit creepy!)



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