Design Inspiration: Pattern for Dresden Neighborhood by Kim Lapacek. Octopus was inspired by "How to Hide an Octopus" by Ruth Heller. The Dresden Neighborhood was from the Workshop by Michele Banton.
Made and Quilted by: Lynn Abelson
The Octopus' Neighborhood is my take on the Dresden Neighborhood pattern by Kim Lapacek, where the neighborhood is a coral reef. The bright colors and bold patterns on the Kaffe Fassett fabrics reminded me of a coral reef. The addition of the octopus was inspired by my son and brother who both love aquarium keeping. The stealthy nature of the octopus went well with the "coral reef," and provided the opportunity for the octopus to be partially camouflaged. This small quilt was a great opportunity to practice free motion quilting. There are also a few surprises hidden in the quilt.