A quick snippet of a future project.
The Husband’s younger sister is a footy fan. In Australia, this rarely means soccer, sometimes means Australian Rules Football (AFL) and mostly means rugby, either league or union. She supports a team called Wests Tigers. Well, you know where this is going, don’t you?
Yup, she’s getting a supporter’s quilt in Tigers colours. But I’m blowed if I’m calling this quilts Wests Tigers, so it’s getting called Tyger, after the William Blake poem. Hopefully the quilt will burn as brightly as the tyger in the forests of the night.
The design is going to be more sampler-y than my usual. The blocks will all be in shades of charcoal, orange and white in various layouts. They’ll be arranged around a central tiger image which is a transfer I’ve made and ironed onto white fabric. There will also be a deep checker-board border at the bottom to bring the length up to 5×6 blocks, my usual lap quilt format. This will also have the virtue of using up smaller scraps of the fabrics.
This is as far as I’m taking it till Twilight is done. I’m itching to get started on it, but will exercise self control till Twilight is on its way to my niece.
You can find the William Blake poem here if you don’t already know it.