I have entered my recent MAP of the World quilt in the SMALL QUILT category - which I started on a recent weekend retreat with my Quilt Group. It is a pattern I found on Pinterest provided very generously for free by the two sisters Shauna and Morgan at ShwinandShwin.com. Printing it out took ages as it is 32 pages long which then all have to be stuck together!!. But it was great fun to do and I tried to choose interesting fabrics to make it come alive.
It is a gift for my best friend's 8 year old grandson Ben and I have added a hanging sleeve so he can have it on his bedroom wall. He is a great little chap and is a cub scout and interested in lots of different things including nature and animals.
It was quilted with my favourite sewing machine stitch for quilting on my Brother Innovis-1e -the serpentine stitch which I think made the large areas look like waves and anchored down the raw edge appliqué for the continents. It was tricky trying to include as many of the small islands as possible but I hope it covers most of the main regions.
Please stop by and have a look at all the other quilts in the Festival and a big thank-you to Amy at Amy's Creative Side for arranging it again.