First, let’s meet Chester, a quilt for my dad, who is made from a Moda Farmyard layer cake using the Strawberry Fields Brick Quilt pattern.
Here’s a close-up of one of the layer cake pieces I didn’t want to cut:
Here’s a look at the backing fabric with the chickens on it. I had a lot of this fabric, and it’s neutral enough that it’s not offensive with it’s poultry-ness. Believe me, I have some offensive chicken fabric still in my stash.
And now – here’s Iz, for my mom, which has 30 paper pieced pineapple blocks.
Here’s a close-up of the border, which used to be her kitchen curtains. I had to piece it in places to make the width of the quilt, since it’s almost a twin size, which was some tricky matching. You can also see the feather quilting I did in the light colors of the pineapple blocks.
And here’s the back, with the 5 blocks in the different light values I didn’t use for the front:
They will be wrapped up and shipped off in a couple weeks!