Last spring, I participated in Heather Ross’ Drawing Everyday Contest. At the end of the contest, Heather was incredibly generous and sent all the participants charm packs of Briar Rose. I took two pieces and made something for my guild’s pin cushion swap. The rest I pieced into a top that’s been in the WIP pile far too long.
I kept thinking I would do some dogwood quilting, but I worried the squares were too big. When I finally gave myself permission to stay in my straight-line comfort zone, this little playmat/carseat quilt came together quicker than you can say “baby playdate.” Which is great because I think the quilt will make it to the recipient in Montana just in time for her debut.
The back is one of my favorite backing fabric from Ikea, and the binding is made from solids in my stash.
The Aurifil pink thread I had in stock may have been a little dark in a few places, but it blends well with most of the purples and the pinks in Briar Rose. (I wish that top corner hadn’t been blurred – the corners turned out beautifully on this!)
Linking with crazymomquilts and the other Friday Finishes.