Friday, January 8, 2010
The Forest Quilt
I've been dying to show you the fabric I bought for this quilt for months, but since it was for a Birthday present, I couldn't spill it just yet! I made Erika this charming quilt for her Birthday this year, and there was only one issue I had with it - I wanted to keep it like no other. I am going to have to make another for myself, I love it that much. I modeled it off a quilt that I saw on Maisonnette's blog - in a class that Madeline held, a student had chosen all theses fabrics to compose her quilt, and when I saw it I fell in love. Madeline from Maisonette helped me pick out all the same fabrics, Mostly Joel Dewberry and Amy Butler, and we sized down the yardage from the original to enough for a good sized lap quilt.
One of my favorite parts was seeing each panel sew up so quickly. Some rectangles were small, but some were huge as you can see, so it went fast. It was really difficult to measure the largest pieces, I dont have a long ruler and I dont have a very large flat surface for laying fabric out. The dinner table is oval, and I don't have hardwood floors, so yeah, it was much more difficult than it needed to be. All this aside, the deer are enchanting, and the reds and yellows make a brilliant balance.
I hope it serves their house well! Lots of snuggles, lots of naps, lots of keeping warm and most of all, lots of cuddling.