I remember saving the link to this pattern several years ago. I don't do much applique but it just looks so fun!
Well, a friend messaged me several weeks ago asking if I could make her little boy another quilt. The map was her idea and sounded great!
I first found a cool world map tutorial but thought that for a one year old...maybe the country they are from might be a better option.
Choosing each of the 50 fabrics from my scraps was harder than I thought it would be. Once I had them all found and the states cut out I still had to do some rearranging for states that just seemed to disappear. Texas is actually brown minkie! Washington is corduroy and Oregon is satin!
I only accidentally left off California once...oh and Louisiana too! Oops!
I embroidered a little heart in the part of our lovely state that he is from. Then I just did some starburst lines out from the heart for the quilting!
The back was too boring with just one fabric so I made a 3rd patchwork strip to go down the back. It came out at about 42 x 48 ish ;) Hurray for another fun finish!!
I also finished up my 3rd card table play house for a lady at work!
I picked up a set of heavy canvas like curtains at Goodwill last time I went. There was just the right amount of fabric to make this little house.
Embellishments like applique are not my strongest ability. I have tried hard to make all 3 of her houses cute with some adornments! Rick Rack doesn't get used much by me either so I pulled all that I had out and used it!
Hmm, well yesterday was a finish for the season of summer.
I picked these today...hehe, hello fall!Crazy Mom Quilts!!