I have a cousin in the navy.
She is a submariner.
Her submarine is going off somewhere this week. I was desperate to make her a quilt, so I asked the family to send me messages and or photos and I got to work.
Each family member sent a photo or a message. Below is my hand written message taken as a photograph & printed onto fabric.
Her adorable cats
My boys showing off the quilt.
My favourite block. A tree as she won't see them under the sea.
The front with appliqued submarines (Collins Class of course, as that is what the Australian Navy use). I was told that they were 'anatomically' correct, that is a relief as I took a bit of time trying to find the right ones. There are quite a few different shape submarines out there.
close up of the subs
The back, a tumble of Australian Fabrics.
I love the quilt and I am so glad I could make her such a personal gift with an Aussie twist, inspired by Aussie Hero Quilts.
This is the photo that was sent when Claire received it. That face says it all.
A quilt for a sub.
A quilt to use as a substitute for family & hugs.
A quilt full of love.
Be safe Claire Bear.