Ah-oooogah! Ah-oooogah! Warning! Picture-heavy post ahead!!
First, before I show you my finish . . .
Back, by popular demand, are the boyz. Yes, we have had requests to see what Padsworth and DragonDrop are up to lately. They are a fun-loving pair, and keep things hopping here at the Lilypad!
I thought I would show you what I saw when I came to my sewing area today -- they'd been diving in my scrap bin and brought up all of the Happy Town scraps to play with!
They love the bright colors, and I do too!
I'm so glad that I was able to design a quilt around the cute panel that Jacquelynne Steves created! And now I am able to show you the finish. I am SEW excited! (Grin)
The whole front, spread out to see. . .
And here is the back. I cut my scraps into charm squares and pieced the entire back for a scrappy, happy backing.
I am in love with how the striped binding looks with the charm squares . . .
And of course, having a flowering cherry in bloom for the backdrop can't hurt, right? (Wink)
I know for a fact that my quiltie won't receive any kudos for technical merit -- my FMQ still leaves a lot to be desired! (Giggle) But I had a ball designing and making this quilt, and I hope that the fun keeps going for a child who can play with this on his or her hospital bed.
I quilted lines on the roadway to draw attention to those. I can imagine a youngster "varooming" along with a Hot Wheels car on the road, and pulling up to a stop at the light:
Then a meander in the areas of houses, fire station, school, and more:
And I outline quilted around my own design at the top -- the tow truck and bulldozer are workin' hard to get those letters in place!
Those balloons might be makin' it hard for the drivers to see where they're going!
I especially like the look of the binding when it's rolled up:
All in all, I'm happy with my results, and I'm also happy that this quiltie is winging its way to Pennsylvania, to the Henry Glass and Quilts for Kids folks.
Keep your fingers crossed for me!! I'd love to win a prize, or just to know that my quilt was picked for the display at International Quilt Market!
But if truth be told, all of us that made quilts for this effort are winners, because we have helped out in a really great cause! I'm honored to have had the opportunity!