I received a package of FQ's from my friend in Holland for Christmas. She ordered them from the States and had them sent to me here in Canada. The bundle had FQ's featuring "Corduroy", the little bear that Don Freeman features in his children's books. I have always loved those books and read them to my kids and now to my grandkids :-). Since the prints were large and small and some were difficult to cut up, I played around with a layout using yellow and blue Kona solids and a piano key border with the leftovers and a scrappy binding with the leftovers of the leftovers. I usually handquilt the first quilt for my grandkids, but wanted to get it finished and did some fun 'modernish' machine quilting on this one.
|The finished quilt|
|the layout of the blocks and border|
|zig zag quilting in the blue square|
|straight line quilting in the sashings|
|using leftover backing from my very first grandson's quilt 12 years ago :-)|