I made this quilt for Esther, my 10,000th blog visitor. I noticed a comment from her saying she liked Outback Silhouette, and since I'd enjoyed making it, I decided to make her a variation in what would appear to be her favourite colour.
It was again inspired by my experiences of the January 2003 Canberra Firestorm - though luckily from a relatively safe suburb. A friend and I used to volunteer walking dogs each week at the RSPCA which was badly damaged (though thanks to some amazing passing volunteers, few animals died), and the day after the firestorm, we went to the shelter where we spent time soothing the dogs and helping where we could. It was unbelieveable. We brought one of the dogs badly affected by the smoke home for the night, as the air was a lot clearer where we lived in comparison. he improved well and was returned the following morning. I hope Jack found a great home afterwards.