Tone it Down – Scrap Quilt
This is Olive. She is happy that her mama has finished her quilt, at last!
Ever since she was a baby, Olive always clung to her pink blankie. I mean literally. That thing even managed to sneak its way into her 2-year birthday pictures.
Back in January, after YEARS of dirt and slobber, Olive and I had a little talk about saying goodbye to dear (nasty) blankie. I told her I would make her a new one and she was very happy with this idea.
I didn’t get started on it right away, I wasn’t even sure what I wanted to make her or which fabrics to use. A few months ago, I started working on Lissa Alexander’s “Tone it Down” quilt from the February 2014 issue of American Patchwork and Quilting. I used my Into the Woods fabric collection for Moda Fabrics. Olive came in and saw me working on the first block.
“Oooooo!” she said excitedly, “my quilt!!!”
So I guess it belongs to her now.
I really had fun making this one special for her, even using some of the Into the Woods strike offs that didn’t make the final cut. One of a kind, just like my sweet girl.