I've had this little beauty done for a couple of weeks now and got to enjoy it on my bed a few nights before it got too warm.
I had planned on doing just a simple patchwork with 5" squares but after I started cutting I realized I needed some bigger squares to show off the large scale story prints.
I love the full scenes with the 7 dwarfs cutting down the tree and snow white sleeping.
There are a few pints from the Far Far Away II collection in there too.
I'm not super happy with the backing on this. I used a couple of large pieces from FFA3 and then a mishmash of fabrics from my stash. There is something about it that isn't jiving with me. Oh well, it's just the back.
I love the drape of the cotton/linen canvas fabrics and I had thought it would make a heavier quilt but really, it's as light as my 100% cotton quilts. It's nice!
I thought I'd share my "recipe" for this quilt since I think it makes a nice layout for large scale fabrics and adds interest to a plain patchwork quilt.
The finished quilt measures 45" by 63", a perfect throw size.
Cut from fabrics:
(116) 5"x5" squares
(3) 5"x9.5" horizontal rectangles
(3) 9.5"x5" vertical rectangles
(3) 9.5"x9.5" squares
Lay out your squares and rectangles as shown. The quilt will be 10 squares across and 14 squares down.
I've indicated the placement of the large squares with the dots and the rectangles with the lines. The picture above shows the "blocks" I pieced together before finally sewing them into the finished quilt top. (Click the picture to view it larger in Flickr)
That's it really. Enjoy!