My colleague at work convinced me to start a project I would not have done otherwise. I have very little applique experience but she said she would do that part if I take on the quilting part.
Our Quebec colleague was close to her Maternity Leave and we decided to make her a Sesame Street Quilt. My favourite is Cookie Monster- what a surprise 🙂
We had a lot of fun pulling all our fabrics out and brood over colour combinations in our lunch hours. Look at this cookie fabric- my colleague is one clever cookie lol.
We chose our 6 favourite characters and went to work. Once we had the blocks done we decided to give them a black sashing. This way they looked like „pictures“ within the quilt. Since it is a baby quilt we did not want to leave it at that and added a cheerful yellow- Big Bird style, don’t you think?
I went out of my comfort zone and quilted it on my home machine with stars and swirls in yellow.
It is already nice and crinkly because we washed it before we sent it off.
For the backing we used this cute Scotch Dog Fabric. My colleague and I then decided to cut out the same shape again and have everybody in our office sign the quilt.
Our colleague burst out in tears when she opened the parcel 🙂
We could not have asked for a more rewarding response!