Thursday, October 22, 2009
i actually finished this quite a while ago, i just have had some excuse or other for not posting about it. you know: i'm too busy, the light hasn't been good for taking pictures, maybe i should wait on this one until i do the quilting on it, blah blah blah. but today i figured i had some free time, the light, while not great, was actually decent in the guest bedroom, and if i wait until i quilt it that could be a very long time indeed. i have also been feeling sheepish about how little i've been posting about quilting here lately, which, to be frank, was one of the main reasons i started this lil' blog in the first place.
this quilt is intended for my niece on christmas this year. i am actually intending to give all my loved ones quilts this year, but that probably means getting my shit together pretty quickly and actually doing some more sewing, doesn't it? i bit the bullet on this one and bought a jelly roll of the moda momo wonderland prints, which i have been very much smitten with for many months. i knew olivia would love them as much as i do, from the colors (pinks, browns, reds, greens) to the prints (flowers, leaves, butterflies, lady bugs, polka dots).
i love the stacked coin look, and i especially love the staggered effect of the stacks with the extra white bits added. this was c's idea, and i think it was a mighty fine one. and once this is quilted it will look even more lovely.
i have even gone so far as to piece a simple back for this one, the closest any of my three quilt tops have gotten to becoming actual real-life quilts! i did a simple stripe of coins across the back, with two solid blocks of this amy butler midwest modern print. while it's not a perfect match to the wonderland, i love how its geometric print sets off the other prints, which are more organic and flowy. plus, it's pink, and i think olivia will appreciate that.