Monday, April 7, 2014
Circle Around Quilt
I worked on this quilt three days at a time every six months! That's why it took three years.
A month before Jonas' birthday I decided it was time to finish. I knew it was a reasonable goal, I just had to make a sustained effort and not put it away again after three good days.
And I did it!
It did require borrowing my friend's sewing machine at the last minute when mine went on strike! (Thanks Emily!) And begging the advice of a stranger at the fabric store for binding fabric advice--but I made it.
The fabric choice for Jonas' quilt top was very intentional. It has these sweet woodland motifs with mushrooms, woodland critters, and --most important-- acorns! When I bought this fabric, Jonas was a sweet little speech-impaired toddler who loved to collect "atorns" on our walks.
(I can still hear it!)
I chose a brown patterned fabric to bind the quilt in, because I always had imagined the quilt having more brown in it. Quite a few of the pieces have brown, but the quilt is mostly predominantly the off-white. The brown binding just brings out a little more of the brown fabrics, which I had chosen because of Jonas' beautiful clear brown eyes!