Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Popsicle Toes

What do you give a friend who has everything? I suppose I need to explain a little here. This friend does not live excessively, but she has been able to streamline what comes into her house and what is taking up precious space. Organizing and purging are as innate to her as breathing. After 7 babies you become somewhat of an expert. Shall I rephrase the question? What do you give a friend that is well equipped with toys, crayons, clothes, books. . .? Why not another quilt? Although this friend is also a quilter, admittedly, she does not have the time, energy, or space to create right now. I thought these cheery colors would brighten up her day.

I found this pattern on Moda Fabrics called "Mind the Gap". I love the illusion of the strips overlapping each other. Cutting the strips was a bit tedious, but putting it all together went quite smoothly. I debated over several days how I was going to quilt this one. I like the crisp lines in the pattern, but I thought that if I quilted vertical or horizontal lines, they would somehow get lost or look off. I decided to quilt horizontal stripes with free form quilting in between. In the end, I am very happy with how it turned out.

I'm not sure if using a white background fabric was wise in a houseful of sticky fingers. Oh well, the colors pop and that's what I like.

Popsicle Toes quilt

Popsicle Toes backing