Last Saturday, I started a version of Violet Craft's Lion Quilt. It's part of a Jungle Abstractions series. I bought the pattern last winter and thought I might have lost my mind when I looked at it. So I let the pattern age (like a fine wine!). I thought maybe it would be a good project for my January retreat, when I have several uninterrupted days to work on it. I started ordering fabric with the plan of holding off until January. Well-- that didn't happen!! I've become obsessed with working on this quilt!
The fabrics are all Moda Bella Solids and (if it's not obvious) it is paper pieced. I love paper piecing and have done many projects using that technique. This is different, because the scale is so much bigger than what I normally do. And usually I'm using scraps, but that would be quite hard with this pattern!
Most quilts have a block repeated many times, which can be tedious and this one is so organic and different. I think I'm motivated by wanting to see more and more!