When I looked at it again I did remember making it: it was from a pattern in a book I have back in England. As I always label my quilts I was able to find out that it was a gift I made them for Christmas 2004. I know that I made another little quilt from the same book, in similar colours, which I gave to my sister. She used to display it on her kitchen wall but now they have a new kitchen it doesn't "go" with the more modern décor. Probably hidden away in a drawer, but it will have been kept, as my sister keeps everything I make her.
Here it is, my long-forgotten Australian Country Quilt:
I was really pleased to see it again. Not my usual choice of colours but ones suggested in the book and ones I thought were right for this particular quilt. All hand blanket-stitched applique and hand quilted. I am still amazed that I had forgotten all about making and gifting it!
I had a good look at it and was pleased with the sewing. Here's a couple of close ups of the applique:
I agreed with our friend, it is very suitable, especially as they have a mob of red kangaroos that come around their property. Sadly we didn't see them. We have been to Australia several times and I have never seen a kangaroo in the wild. I did see a wombat though!
When I get back to the UK I shall have to find the book and perhaps make something else from it.