In honor of spring and bunnies everywhere,
I present my Fancy Nancy Original 24 Carrot Quilt.
This quilt makes me smile!
I LOVE the orange/blue/brown combination!
|Look really close for my quilting|
I'm really proud of my 'carrot quilting'.
Loopy loops on the carrot tops and
'carroty' texture on the carrots.
My quilts tend to 'evolve' more than be planned in advance
and so I was delighted to find the perfect border
and binding fabric after the carrots were pieced.
(The carrot fabric was already in my
The carrots on the back make me smile.
My sweet helper/photo bomber is currently
serving as a LDS missionary in Uruguay.
I had to include her sweet baby blues.
And her shadow hand puppets.
I paper pieced my carrots (I was struggling with
accuracy on biased edges) but the shapes are
simple enough that you could add seam allowances
to the shapes and piece them that way.
The blue border is 1 1/2 inches (1 inch finished).
|My Mom's clothes line|
The floral border is 4 1/2 inches (4 inches finished).
The striped binding is on the biased (my favorite).
I cut my binding 3 1/2 inches wide,
use the right edge of my walking foot as my seam allowance, and stitch it by hand.
It finishes to a beautiful 1/2 inch binding on the front
and a little wider on the back.
Link for a pattern for the carrots
Link for a pattern for the carrot tops
The quilt finishes at 43" x 65".