It’s nice to be able to do something different … I think because I make so many keepsake quilts from clothes, it gets lost sometimes that I’m more than happy to make bespoke quilts from regular fabrics as custom orders ….
And so it was that I was asked if I could make a ponies-themed quilt …. subtle greens, and not too girly or cartoony.
The first step is always to find the fabrics …. and it was surprisingly difficult to find pony fabric that wasn’t either ‘My Little Pony’ pink or very ‘lifelike’ illustrations. (Nothing wrong with either of those things, just not what we wanted for this quilt!)
But eventually we found this Wintery Horse embroidered panel (from NorthernRose on Etsy)
and this lovely lawn fabric called ‘Wild Horses’ by Bizzy and Boo fabrics …. it’s a bit lightweight for quilting, but some light iron-on Vilene sorted that out ….
and then we tied them all together with this bundle of fat quarters from Bluenaboo
very pretty, and only the tiniest hint of a floral going on …
We kept the individual squares quite large, and mixed the greens in with the wild horses ….
It’s always a bit nerve wracking trying to colour match on the internet, as you’re never quite sure whether the colours you think will work together actually do …. but for the most part this was a success. There was only one – the solid green – that didn’t fit and luckily I had another green fat quarter in stash (as you do 😉 ) that worked very nicely ….
from there, backing, and a simple-looking (not so simple to execute!) spiral quilting pattern, and we were all done …
Where it hopefully made a smallish girl very happy at Christmas!