I am much more within my comfort zone putting a binding on a quilt. Not nearly as confronting as using paints on fabric and it is a job that has to be done. Even if it is a bit boring, but, it is necessary.
I am really surprised by how many people are Ohhing and Ahhing over this quilt. I think it's the fabric. It is an exact replica for the Beatrix Potter illustrations in her books. Those people who look at the quilt are remembering the pleasure they had when reading them as a child. I know that is what first attracted me to the fabric.
I hope the child that receives this quilt loves it as well. I think I might buy a couple of those little books to include with the quilt so that the pleasure can be handed onto another generation. If you follow the link to "Those little books" you will find all kinds of activities for children (and those who are children at heart.) Even though I live on the other side of the world my visits to Hill Top Farm are amongst some of my most special memories.
Beatrix Potter was a great embroiderer as well as all her other accomplishments. All the embroidery on the bed surrounds etc were done by her.
You can not take photos and there were very few post cards available to buy in the National Trust shop. Researching her embroidery would make a great project for someone and I am sure that reproductions of her work in kits would sell. There's a business idea for someone.