By Amy Lyn
I challenged myself several months ago to hand sew a quilt after creating the DIY tutorial: How to Make a Tessellation Quilt. Originally I had planned to make a simple, little block of 4 x 4. But, once I got that put together, I was struck with a vision and just had to keep going.
When I pieced together the alternating light and dark green pieces I first just envisioned trees. But, when I rotated the block to the right, suddenly I was seeing frogs and geckos. Then bam, my head filled with an image and I just had to try to make it come to light.
This quilt is completely hand sewn using only salvaged and recycled fleece. Even the thread I sewed with was vintage. (I have a hat box full of vintage thread on tall cones and wooden spools.)
Here are a few close ups
Can you see the geckos?