21.3.11

My Quilts ~ Northwoods

Northwoods is the name I gave this scrappy quilt. The main fabrics I worked from are novelty prints with a lodge theme (moose, canoes, snowshoes, bears, pine trees, mountains...)


I made it around 2003 (I drew up the pattern after seeing a photo of a similar pattern done in flowery fabric.) This was an inexpensive quilt to assemble because all the fabrics were bought on sale or collected. Not a single piece of fabric was from a quilt shop. The off white fabric is muslin and the black borders are broadcloth. It was a great and cheap project for a young mom (me) on a budget.


Our oldest is hiding behind it to hold it up.

  
The backing is the same as the binding, a navy blue with white dot/cross-hatch that was free from a friend.


This quilt is also in our basement guest suite. I've sent a lot of the 'northwoods cabin' themed decor accessories to the thrift store this week trying to simplify, but I'm keeping this quilt.

6 comments:

  1. It is so beauttful. You did a wonderful job with it.

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  2. That is beautiful!! Inspires me to want to make a quilt one of these days if I ever learn how to use my sewing machine!

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  3. I just love it. Everything about it. So beautiful! Lady, I love your style!

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  4. I love how your pattern is a combination of different "squares"... not all the same! It is beautiful...

    ~Chris

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  5. It may have been inexpensive to make but it looks like it must have been a lot of work! It's beautiful and makes a BIG statement!

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