Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Donkeys in Wellies

I have been holding onto a fat quarter of some Laurie Wisburn donkey fabric for a few years now. This was a fabric that she printed through Spoonflower, long before Jack and Jenny came out. I always intended to make a cheerful table runner from this print, much like the Christmas versions that I made a few years back. Then a few weeks ago I decided to make a simple plus sign quilt, featuring the donkeys! The colors in the donkey print offered such a great variety that it was the perfect starting point for this quilt.
Donkeys in Wellies 
All of the fabric came from my stash (yay!), and I had just enough of a few of these prints. I love when that happens! I also learned that this quilt design is great for mixing prints that wouldn't normally go well together. As a whole, the prints make such a great effect!
Donkeys in Wellies 
The quilting is an all over meander, and the binding (machine stitched) is from Backyard Baby. This is one of the BEST shades of orange. The backing is a rainbow stripe.
Donkeys in Wellies - back 
Finished size is 42" x 60".
It was hard to let go of this quilt, but right now it is in the local shop, Happenstance.


felicity said...

I love love it! I must make a plus quilt soon. The problem with following blogs: I want to make ALL THE THINGS!

Heather D. said...

Looks just great! That donkey print cracks me up every time I see it!

Madame Awesomepants said...

I love this one!

Kirsten said...

Love your Plus quilt - the donkeys are so cute!

Lisa C said...

I just finished my first plus quilt top and am getting ready to quilt it. I agree, the pattern allows for usage of a lot of fabrics that might not look fabulous in other settings but work in this one. Great job!

Carla said...

Very cute. I love "plus" quilts

Live a Colorful Life said...

CUTE!! I have this fabric too. Still sitting in a drawer. Which is sad because it is one of my faves!!!