I started work on this quilt ages ago. When I was up in Queensland for my last prac I sat down with my cousin who had found out she was pregnant with her first baby and designed a quilt. Then we found out the baby was a boy and the babushka theme didn't seem quite right.
When my cousin told me she was going for a chocolate and white theme with giraffes the quilt just came to me. I imagined lots of hand embroidered African animals. Then end of uni/start of work got in the way. I finally finished the quilting yesterday and got it in the post today - with only two weeks to spare!