Squee! It's done! And just in time for DT's half birthday. They're 18 months old today. Time is flying!
And what better present than a quilt? True confession. It's a total coincidence that this was finished in time for their half-birthday.
156 fussy cut and Kona wonky framed Polaroid blocks. No repetition of fabrics, though there are more than a couple hedgehogs, foxes and owls... they are very popular!
I had a couple different plans for the binding. In the end, I didn't want to take away from the rainbow goodness of the top, so I opted for a matched binding. Fiddly? Yes. Worth it? Definitely! And it brings some rainbow to the back as well!
Every time I look at this quilt, I see another fun block. I can't wait for DT to be able to name them all.
More quilts loungin' on rocks. If only we both could have stayed all day.
My quilts seem to want to go to the park lately. Or maybe it's me.
I'm almost as pleased with the back as I am with the front! I improv pieced the letters. On the back, you can see the simple quilting. Stitched in the ditch around each Kona frame with travel lines through the improv sections. This quilt is all about the colour and the Polaroids, so the quilting needed to be simple. Thanks to Val @ Purple Boots and Pigtails
and Linda @ Scrapmaster
for their quilting consult!
And the eye! I am so very, very happy. I printed a clip art eye and free pieced it. Yup. It was crazy. And it worked. (For the record, I did an extensive search for a paper piecing pattern first!)
Who can resist a binding roll, even a sloppy one, with all that Kona rainbow goodness?
I Spy Polaroid for DT
Fussy cut prints and lots of Kona
Medium Grey, Tomato, Red, Rich Red, Cardinal, Persimmon, Carrot, Tangerine, Orange, Papaya, Sunflower, Buttercup, Canary, Sunny, Corn Yellow, Chartreuse, Kiwi, Parrot, Grasshopper, Lime, Cactus, Pacific, Peacock, Turquoise, Malibu, Niagara, Riviera, Regal, Amethyst, Purple, Magenta, Heliotrope, Tulip, Wisteria, Lilac
Stitch in the ditch around each framed Polaroid blocks
Pieced Kona rainbow
Backing: Predominately Kona Medium Grey with improv pieced letters and various sizes of Polaroid blocks
Favourite Part(s): Seeing DT pointing and naming the critters in the Polaroids (see below), swapping with my quilty pals to get lots of variety in those Polaroids,
And here's what you've really been waiting for! They don't appear here often, but it seemed fitting. GT is fascinated with this particular deer. Days later, she keeps coming back to it.
"Cah-cah" = car. One of BT's first words and a go-to in his vocabulary.
This quilt makes me so very happy. Working on it was a joy. Watching DT interact with it? More joy. Imagining the play for years to come? Boundless joy. What more can a mom ask for?
I'm linking up today with TGIFF @ Quokka Quilts
, as well as Finish Up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts
. Happy Friday the 13th!