I’ve been waiting a long time to share this project that I started back in October. I’ve kept it under wraps, but I can share it now that it has finally been gifted.
I cut the pieces before I left for AZ. I pieced the top there, and I quilted it when I got home in February. I got the idea from a picture I saw on Pinterest. I tracked it down and it turns out that quilt was made by Life Sew Crafty. Her quilt is much bigger and she cleverly pieced hers to even represent all the counties. I didn’t even try that, I just wanted the outline to be recognizable as Michigan.
I used randomly placed small squares, large squares, and rectangles to fill in the pixelated outline.
I wanted the quilting to have the feel of a topographical map. It is all freehand work.
Many of the prints are from a Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements line. The blue is Moda Grunge, but I don’t remember the exact color. I included a lot of prints with French elements as they will be traveling to France for their honeymoon, and math/ruler stuff for the engineer in the family.
And just for fun, here is an in progress picture showing the top before quilting.
This quilt was made as a shower gift for Daughter #3 and soon to be SIL #2. I will eventually make a bed quilt for them, but she didn’t know what she wanted just yet. I couldn’t let the occasion pass without any quilt, so I made this throw for them. They both love our state of Michigan!
And here is the happy couple! Aren’t they beautiful?
Have a great day!