Saturday, October 22, 2011

Map of the world-The USA

I'm always looking for new inspirations for my rag quilts and I definitely found it 
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.