Deer Sparkling Cider Quilt
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Happy Tuesday! A day late, but I have another quilt finish to share! The quilt has been a long time coming, I bought all the fabric for it a few years ago and it has been waiting to become a quilt.
When I saw that they were reprinting Lush by Erin Michaels, I jumped up and down a little! My Dad loves the outdoors, and the deer prints in this collection are especially perfect for him. I snatched up a sizeable amount, including enough for a backing. I always knew I'd turn them into a quilt for him. Last year, I came upon this awesome shot cotton at a local shop that is a perfect match to the blues in the collection.
This is the third time I've used the Sparkling Cider Quilt Pattern by All Washed Up, and it's still a favorite. It comes together so easily and I love the finished product. You can see my first two quilts here and here. I knew it would be a good choice for this fabric, and I used the large stars to showcase the deer fabric.
It's always fun to step outside my neutral solid comfort zone, and I'm glad I did with this quilt. The background has a nice sheen to it in person and I think something neutral would have been too flat. For the binding, I decided to use up scraps from cutting the blocks. It was a good way to use some of those up.
For the quilting, I sent it to Melissa of Sew Shabby Quilting. She had the perfect pattern for it, a Maple Leaves pattern. I love how much it adds to the quilt!
I gave this quilt to my Dad for his Birthday, which is right before Christmas. He loved it, yay! I'm glad that I stashed away so much of it and was able to make a quilt that was perfectly tailored to him. Plus, it was a great excuse to make another Sparkling Cider! I'm sure it won't be the last one I make!
Pink Castle Fabrics currently has this pattern in stock, here.