My oldest is going to be 4 next week! It’s so much fun seeing him grow up before our eyes.
With his birthday coming up, I’ve been setting aside presents for him. We, as a general rule of thumb, don’t go super extravagant for birthdays in our house whether it be gifts or party decor. We keep it pretty low key- as in family comes over and we have a good time with a few presents for the birthday boy.
So when I went to a local quilt show and stumbled on a road map panel for a bargain price ($4 for 2 yards!, yeah!), I instantly thought that it would be great for L’s birthday. Here’s a sneak peak at how I put it together:
Just thought I would give you a quick look into my sewing for the week! When it’s completed, I hope to get a quick picture of it with the birthday boy which I’ll show to you in a later post.
There’s something about fall colours. They’re so warm and inviting…just what I want the quilts that I sew to be. So when I saw this line called Maple Island by Holly Taylor, I saw a cozy quilt. And…since the colours worked in both my mother in law’s and my mom’s home…a mother’s day gift it was!
Here’s the quilt that I sewed for my mother in law. I thought it would be a nice quilt to cozy up by their wood stove either at home or at the cottage. My inspiration came from here although I made a few tweaks here and there to make it my own.
I had to laugh when taking these pictures because I have beautiful spring blossoms everywhere in my flower bed that didn’t seem to go with the warm tones of an autumn quilt.
Here’s a close up of the quilting…I went with straight line quilting for the majority of the quilt and I pulled out a leaf stencil for the top and bottom of the quilt.
I traced and sewed a maple leaf onto a scrap of batting before appliqueing it to the actual quilt. I love how they stand out more because of the extra layer of batting and give it a little more dimension.