Animal squares quilt top

January 29, 2010

I am quite proud of this top!  It’s a completely improvised design, made for my friend’s baby’s first birthday…which is still a long way off, but I couldn’t wait to use my Laurie Wisbrun fabric.  I bought several yards of Denyse Schmidt fabric from the Hope Valley line at Hawthorne Threads for a half-square triangle quilt I’m making (I know, I know…they’re everywhere!), but I decided to cut into it for this little top…and I’m so glad I did! I used Kona cotton in Charcoal for the background.

Here are some shots of individual squares:

whoops...a stray thread.

I’m actually almost finished with the quilt…I made the pieced back last night and plan to do the sandwich in the morning. For some reason, I think it’s just screaming to become a tied quilt, and I have some tweedy, black yarn that’s been collecting dust bunnies in my stash for two years and wants to be employed in just such a project.

If you haven’t heard of Laurie Wisbrun, she’s a wonderful, (formerly) independent fabric designer. Her fabric is going to be released by Kaufman in the spring, which is very exciting to me! I love her chairs and sofas series, and I bought the very last FQ of the chartreuse sofa fabric in her shop. It’s about to become a small pillow. I think her fabrics are great for children, but suitable for adults (see here) as well.

I hope to have FO shots of these projects soon…until then, happy quilting!