This is a quilt that came out of my love of all things sew-along. I made the blocks - armchair, sofa, side table with lamp and pot plant last November along with a fair few others, and then wondered what on earth I was going to with them!
The pattern for the pieced strip is by Pen and Paper Patterns (who also created the snail pattern I've been sewing up each week) and is a dream to follow. There's nothing tricky - it's all rotary cut and it goes together like a dream. I had just received some of the Les Fleurs fabrics from Cotton and Steel, and I just knew I had to have a Les Fleurs sofa! The original pattern is completed with a quilt ladder, but that is something I will likely never ever have room for, so I replaced it with the just as unlikely, pot plant (I can't keep plants alive). The pot is pieced, but the leaves were free motioned on as I quilted.
I had a sudden brainwave that I could add some of the large floral print from Les Fleurs to complete is as a toddler quilt, so I ordered some. Unfortunately it was on back order and I didn't receive it until March, hence the delay in getting this quilt finished - for a change it wasn't just my procrastinating that caused it!
It took me a while to decide how to quilt it, especially the pieced panel. In the end I did a large stipple over the floral print fabric, then match-stick quilted on the "wall paper" of the pieced strip. Mia and Jessica were pleased to hear that this quilt is not leaving the house, but is for them.
This is a Finish Along finish. You can find my original list here.