It's now quilted, bound and washed. And I can say with great satisfaction that it was a success!
Fun and Easy? Check!
Soft and Cozy? Check!
Lovely texture? Check!
Nice looking back? Check!
I used a Little Folks flannel by Anna Maria Horner for the back. As I mentioned in my previous post, I didn't prewash the flannel for this quilt, in the hopes that it would shrink evenly with the heavily quilted front. This worked out great! The original instructions for this type of quilt were to stitch in the ditch around the outside of the blocks, and then either tie yarn in the middle of each block, or make a small decorative stitch in the middle. I decided to rather quilt around another set of logs inside each 12" square. It's completely invisible from the front, but looks nice on the back.
I chose a dark gray binding which I think looks deevine with the chartreuse back. I had thought of using black, but I'm really happy with the gray. It frames it well without completely taking over.
I was planning on putting this quilt in my store for sale, but I don't know if I can do it. I just love it too much. And it has so many of my favorite fabrics. It would make a perfect playmat for a baby, but my baby doesn't stay in one place anymore for more than 30 seconds... Maybe I'll just throw it over a chair to brighten up the room. It's so brilliant you won't notice the toys all over the floor!
I just love looking at the beautiful hideousness of the clashing colors here. It never ceases to amaze me how the texture of the fabric and quilting it, can make a deep rose pink look nice with a brilliant cherry red!
And by the way, I found some of that owl fabric. I'm swapping fabric for the first time, and I may be addicted!