Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wild Thing Quilt In Simple Abundance

This quilt was completed in Spring of 2010 and is an all time favorite.  I think this pattern, by Camille Roskelley of Thimbleblossoms has become a quilting standard.  It sure is popular!

I used Camille's Simple Abundance fabric line; my hands down favorite.  I have completed two quilts using this fabric, and would like to scour etsy and ebay for whatever is left out there just so I can have the option of using it again in the future.  I just love it!   

I pieced the backing using one of my favorite bold prints.  Something about the combination of chocolate brown, pale pink, and deep red makes me go head over heels.  That little cream colored square has the verse for this quilt, which was inspired by the fabric.

"The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus." I Timothy 1:14

I machine quilted this one freehand with a stippled pattern.

The pattern calls for a giant ric rac trim, which adds a really fun touch.  This was my first time to use it.  I accidentally melted a few inches of it with my iron - oops!  Once I got the hang of it though, I was hooked!  I love how it adds a third dimension.

This quilt lives on the back of our leather sofa, which is where we do a lot of homeschool reading during the day, so it gets lots and lots of use.  I need to add a few more homemade quilts to that room so we're not always fighting over this one!

I originally made it to protect the leather from Leo, the world's laziest cat.  He has a phenomenal sense of quilting radar.  He'll appear out of nowhere to curl up on fabric.  The corner of the couch has now become his most popular resting space.

And if I ever fuss at him for shedding on my quilt, he just closes his eyes and hides, so I can't see him!  Ha!

Today I'm finally ready to layer Emma's dinosaur quilt.  I hate to layer and baste, but I'm really in the mood for machine quilting so I feel highly motivated!


  1. I'm with you when it comes to Simple Abundance, I think I have enough fabric for one more quilt out of that fabric, I"m saving it for something super special, what I don't know! Your quilt is lovely, I've never seen an ugly quilt made out of that fabric.

    Good Lucky with your Ebay search for more!

  2. Brooke,

    It is beautiful! You should be so proud. Looks like it is already well loved! Thank you for your sweet email, it made my day!

  3. What a darling quilt!! :o)
    You did such a beautiful job!!
    Sincerely, Trish

  4. Great pattern and great fabrics!!! I LOVE the ric rac border on it. It frames it perfectly!

    Since I could not reply to your cute comment.....I wanted to tell you that I keep the garden clippers in my car just in case I see a plant that I cannot do without while driving about. ;~))