I picked up 3 fat quarters of the new Heather Ross fabric, Nursery Versery, at The Workroom yesterday. Heather Ross is possibly my very best fabric designer and every time I look at the back of my green quilt I wish I’d saved some of her Far Far Away 2 line. Then I remember that it probably would have wasted it anyway and I’m glad there’s a big chunk to look at every night. Last night I looked around online and found some patchwork bath mats and I thought, hey, I could do that.
Then I thought, hey, I could do that with one fat quarter. Ok, two. The fq I used is one of the cheater prints, fakey patchwork. I cut that into 5″ squares, 12 of them. Then I dug through my scrap stash and pulled out various solids and prints and I very nearly used some vintage sheet squares from Ari’s Traveller quilt (the yellow and blue is from that, the light purple from my sister’s hst quilt!), then I dug through my pink pile and found this special circle print that Libs gave me and it seemed perfect. I used an old yellow towel for the back. The mats I found online didn’t use binding but I’m a weirdo that likes binding so I pieced together some yellows from my log cabin and voila!
The binding is pretty brutal so if you’re ever visiting, don’t look too closely. I was going to use this opportunity to try out some free motion quilting but it’s so daunting I just went with white thread in the ditch and then straight lines of blue, pink, green, and orange.
So, who wants one? These might wind up on etsy.