This collection couldn't be more charming. I'm an enormous fan of Jill's illustrative work. Her style has so many elements of the mid-century illustrations that I adore, yet she gives it all her own special touch. She brings the Peter Pan story to life with a beautiful mix of designs. My favorites include the iconic flight over London, a sweet floral, and a wonderful map print featuring ships, mermaids, and Neverland island.
I decided right away that I wanted to make a medallion quilt using all the Neverland prints mixed with a rainbow of Riley Blake basics -- mostly Swiss dots with a few stripes and solids. The center of my quilt is the paper pieced Swedish Bloom flower and leaf blocks from my friend Ayumi's book Patchwork, Please! which is still one of my favorite quilting books of all time. I surrounded them with a ring of traditional friendship star blocks and then with a ring of flying geese all pointing outward. For the background fabrics, I used a scrappy mix of low volume prints from the Neverland collection, Swiss dots, and white solids. It all came together to make such a fun quilt top!
After much deliberation, I've decided to quilt this piece by hand. It will take some time, but I'm looking forward to spending my evenings with a needle and thread and a quilt in my hands again. Somehow it seems appropriate that this fabric about a classic journey be quilted the old fashioned way, which is always such a journey in itself for me.
Be sure to visit all the stops on the tour:
October 11 -- Heidi at Fabric Mutt
October 18 -- Melissa at Happy Quilting
November 1 -- Katie at Maytime Moms
November 8 -- Karly at Paisley Roots
Happy sewing, dear friends!
How wonderful Heidi. Such gorgeous fabric and you have turned it into a delightful quilt.ReplyDelete
This is a beautiful quilt for a child, or a throw for someone who 'never grew up.'ReplyDelete
Do you plan on publishing the pattern for this adorable quilt? Love it and the choices of fabric you used. A great quilt for a Grandchild who never wants to grow up.ReplyDelete
Cheryl, you can find the flower & leaf block patterns in Patchwork, Please! My star blocks finished at 6" and the flying geese blocks finish at 3 1/2 x 7". Hope that helps!Delete
That is so lovely! I love Peter Pan too and this is a perfect quilt for this fabric!ReplyDelete
Love your quilt design.ReplyDelete