Saturday, January 25, 2014

Toadstools Lap Quilt

Another project I finished quite some time ago was this little Toadstools quilt. It was supposed to be a small scale test quilt for a pattern I was working on for my Les Amis Collection booth at the 2012 Fall Quilt Market. I thought it would be charming to go along with the woodland theme, but for whatever reason it didn't make it any farther than this. It's also the first quilt I ever sent off to be quilted and I remember how excited I was to get it back and see such pretty curvy quilting lines. Up to that point every quilt I'd ever made had straight lines (and still does until I learn to use a free-motion quilting foot)!

It's pretty small, but perfect as a lap quilt, or for little emma to play on. I think it would also be great as a little boy's quilt. Not to mention it's a great pattern for using up precious bits of fabric. In fact as I'm writing this I'm thinking of some Liberty scraps I've been collecting and how perfect they would be in a larger version.

I kept the back side simple, with just some leftover squares in a strip. Once the quilting was completed I kind of fell in love with the back on it's own. The feathers motif in brown thread is really pretty against the white.

You just might see a full-size version of this in the near future!


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