Today I put the finishing touches on this quilt for a friend’s almost 2-year old. I was so tickled to see that Quilting Treasures offered the print. Poky Puppy was one of my favorite stories as a child, back when it was one of the original 12 or 13 Little Golden Books. The panel that became the quilt top was meant to be a book. I also purchased the companion fabric. Plan A was to make the book and fussy cut the puppies from the companion fabric for the front.
But the way they were positioned in the design, fussy cutting would have been wasteful. So I decided on using it for the back. Since I’d not planned it for backing, I didn’t have enough and had to piece, but that gave me a place to use pieces that hadn’t fit on the front. Below are some detail shots
I am new to machine quilting but am enjoying the process. My first plan was to use blue since there was so much sky in the blocks. However, I realized that blue would look odd when stitched across a puppy face on the backing, so I used a light peach that blended everywhere except on the dark backing. I finished the quilting last week and the binding today. Delivery is tomorrow.
4/3/15 A story book used in a quilt instead of making a book isn’t quite a panel, but uses some of the same ideas, so I’ll like with Tuesday Archives (late). Button in side bar.