This quilt was made for a very special family friend who had a baby boy. My mom and I collaborated on the design and that was maybe the most fun I've had designing a quilt. We literally sat down on the floor with my laptop and started browsing. We initially settled on the idea of doing an animal quilt...then we stumbled on Three Patch Craft's Counting Sheep pattern. I liked the sheep and their personalities, but came up with my own layout.
I also decided to make a few sheep more "bold" than others - hence the name "Wild Ones." I pieced them in contrasting primary colors, and made the other sheep predominantly gray with fun ears and bells, in some cases. For the Butterfly and grass blocks I hand-drew paper-piecing patterns.
I quilted a 2" grid all over the quilt sortof like the sheep are standing behind a fence, and then bound it in Michael Miller's wide black and white "Clown Stripe." I backed the quilt in a little blue and white grid (Penny's Dollhouse in "Lake" by Darlene Zimmerman for Robert Kaufman).
I'm happy to report that the quilt has been delivered and is currently in use!