Hoppy Monday quilting friends! Let's jump in with both feet by having a little before and after show. So this is before....
...and so is this one.
And after a little marking, ruler work and free motion...
And then after that one...
Lets see one more. I could show you more but I'll save it for when the quilt is finished. We'll just hop to information about the quilt pattern. The first question I always get is:
"Where can I get this pattern?"
Answer: it's a free pattern by TheCraftyQuilter that I changed to suit my needs. You can find the one block wall hanging by clicking here.
Julies bunny pattern is absolutely perfect. So perfect that I thought it was a good idea to make a larger quilt. Well when doing the quilty math I realized some changes were needed in the pattern to fit my fabric stash. Sadly the flowers had to go in order to reduce the size background fabric. A simplified tail for an easier applique shape.
"What line of fabric did you use?"
The fabric used is a mishmash of several different fabrics. Most of the florals are old WalMart fabrics, about 12 yrs old. The pink gingham is a thrift store baby bed skirt. The pink stripe is a crib sheet. The solids in the quilt are Joann and Hancock's fabrics. Throw some designer fabrics into the mix from Moda and Riley Blake and you have a super cute quilt that breaks some quilting rules.
Lets not forget the backing. It's two blue pieces(different colors) of poly cotton blend. Next question:
What type of batting do you use to get the puffy look?
Answer: WalMart low loft Poly batting. Sorry girls it's true. You can't beat the price, and it looks good. I've tried every batting out there and I always go back to Poly.
See you when it's finished!
~ Lea Anne ~