Saturday, October 22, 2011
in the etsy shop mybeardedpigeon . Her map of the world pillows are just so beautiful, the colors so vibrant! When I found the USA Map Panel at my local fabric store, I just had to try a rag quilt with it. I did not want to destroy the continuity of the map itself so I opted for sewing 9" seams down the map to mimic the 9" squares I usually do. Then I wanted to highlight the vivid primary colors in the quilt so I found cottons and flannels to match the colors in the quilt. I bordered the map with the colored squares.
I used bright green minky on the back of the map, which kind of gave it a Lego look. I gave this quilt to my friend who just began teaching 1st grade. I imagine she may use it in her reading center. Hopefully her students will absorb the geography as they cuddle on the USA.