Do you ever purchase a super cute fabric that you just can’t resist, but then find that it sits in your stash, and for some reason, you seem to be avoiding it? In this case, the fabric is a beautiful Julia Cairns African inspired design. Each time I saw it there in my stash, beckoning me, I wasn’t quite sure how to do justice to the fabric, as each of the animal blocks is a different size. But then the idea finally came to me: a 9-patch might be the answer.
A standard 9-patch is such a perfect block pattern because it so flexible. The color palette was pulled from the animal print – blues, gold and greens – taken from a variety of leftover pieces from other past quanket projects.
The name Hakuna Matata was inspired by the animal print, and from a Corrie ten Boom quote I recently came across:
Worrying is carrying tomorrow’s load with today’s strength – carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength.
This quanket was donated to the County of Ventura, Children & Family Services, for a foster child in June 2016.