Monday, February 07, 2011
Stitch, Spring 2011: Mellow Mushrooms Mini-Quilt
Stitch’s “Art of Appliqué” feature was the perfect opportunity to put my stack of coordinating mushroom prints to use. Fabric manufacturers have been generous in releasing toadstools in retro colors, and I had even found a bit of vintage mushroom fabric (the brown print on the right, third up from the bottom). I knew I wanted to combine them with larger, appliquéd mushrooms, but the magazine gave me the needed kick in the behind to convert it from nebulous “someday” project to an actual quilt—and a pattern for you!
While you could easily convert the pattern to your appliqué technique of choice, I did conventional needle-turn appliqué, and I encourage you to give it a try. It’s really not tricky with a bit of practice, and the smooth curves of the mushrooms make it especially easy.
Get the pattern in the Spring 2011 issue of Stitch! And if you’re looking for more mushroom appliqués, check out the vintage mushroom pattern I posted a while back.