Peek-a-boo Scrappy Applique!
Trying something new!
Blue and a touch a neutral!
So this time, when I went into my stash, I knew I wanted this mini quilt to be calming. The best way to achieve this is with one hue! Of course I settled on blue! But which shade and tone of blue was the challenge! I knew I wanted to add some fussy cutting into the project - so I started with the animal prints. From then I just kept adding and adding! I included some neutrals with text to add a little depth to the tree. The animals were an obvious choice to fussy cut and "hide" in the tree - it gave an extra interest piece to the project. Then with the text print I chose sections of the design that seemed fitting for a tree project.
The three B's!
For my background I chose a fabric from Robert Kaufman's Essex Yarn Dye Collection - in Denim colour. I love the organic feel it gave to the quilt. For the backing I used a scrap of denim that I had. And finally the binding is from Lella Boutique's Lollipop Garden collection.
Rustic Match-stick Quilting
Pattern: Mini Mosaic Tree by Shannon Brinkley, available in her Scrappy Bits Applique book.
Size: 27.5" x24"
Fabric: Stash buster
Quilting: Rustic Matchstick quilting on my Janome 6700p
Thread: Auriful 50wt Dove