Saturday, 7 November 2009

Revealling the Crazy Shrooms (DQS3)

Cass has reported that she has received and opened her little mini quilt I made her, named "Crazy Shrooms". Inspred by her flickr favourites, filled with mushroom quilts, fresh bright colours and randomly pieced blocks, I kind of let the quilt design itself. And this is what it became.




I snuck in a few of my favourite cherry fabrics - some from the cherry oh range, and one very pretty blue and metallic one that I have something special planned for Madelyn (with an ADORABLE set arriving from an etsy seller hopefully this week from the very same fabric).

So when I saw that bright, fun and cherry filled fabric in the same colour scheme as the quilt I just KNEW it was destined to be the backing. I normally like to piece a DQ back as it's cute and scrappy, but this stuff was too pretty to cut up.

The mushroom house has a pieced background and is appliqued after sandwiching by stitching twice around each shape so that the design is noticeable from the back. I used a natural thread for the quilting for the main part with a varigated green for the hilly greens, and aqua on the back. I was going to do some FMQ swirls in the sky or add a butterfly but ran out of time and worried I might ruin the quilt(not very experienced in FMQ!!!)... I think it works like this though. Not too busy.

10 comments:

Emma said...

It;s gorgeous, Joy! I think it's just right with the quilting as it is; unfussy. PS, I noticed as I enetered your blog I'm the 30,005th visitor, so congratulations on reaching 30,000!

Jo's Place said...

oh I do love that, that mushroom is just the cutest.

Miss Amy said...

this is so beautiful!!!

lily40au said...

So cute ... the colour palette is gorgeous. I love it.

Kylie said...

Gorgeous! Love the mushroom house.

becanne said...

This is one of my faves out of the whole lot.
I adore this quilt!

Cascade Lily said...

Joy, I cannot rave enough about this mini! It's fabulous. My definite fave so far :)

AJ said...

Well Done Joy! Perfect for Cass!!

ilovestitches said...

Wow! That is one beeeeautiful quilt! Well done! x

princess pudge said...

OMG, I totally love this little quilt and voted for it!! I also have the backing fabric, just adore it! Feel free to make one for me, it's crazy adorable!