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August 13, 2012

Peep Culture Quilt

I got a bad case of tunnel vision this weekend, and managed to finish this quilt yesterday afternoon. I used Lynn's Hexagon Park pattern, and I'm incredibly happy with the way it turned out. First of all, I love that there's virtually no fabric waste with this pattern, and I also love that it gives you big shots of the prints you select. That last part was really important to me, since this quilt was fabric-centric - I chose the quilt pattern based on what I hoped would show off the fabric best, instead of vice versa.

The fabric is mostly from Lizzy House's 1001 Peeps line, with a few Pearl Bracelet prints mixed in from other lines of hers, a Riley Blake print (Cheery Circles in Red), and Mono Pez in Red. I also used the Riley Blake print for the binding, and the sashing is Essex Linen in Sand. The backing is a DS Quilts print from the first line she did for Joann's - Picnic & Fairgrounds.

True story: when I was sprawled on the floor of my sewing room trying to pick a fabric to use for the back, I randomly thought of the scene in Stepbrothers when Will Ferrell has the daydream of busting in his psychiatrist's living room dressed as a lumberjack and shouts "I've travelled 500 miles to give you my seed!". And I thought it would be hilarious to back my friend's quilt in a swarthy plaid because of that. I will be silently smirking to myself when she opens it up at her baby shower...originally I was going to mail it, but now it looks like I'll be able to smirk in person.

"I've travelled 500 miles to give you my seed!"

She has a pretty irreverent sense of humor like me, so I'll probably let her in on the inside joke sometime when we're not in a room full of her family members.


  1. Ah the visual...sprawled on your floor...Will Ferell traveling to bring his seed. Lumberjack plaids. Oh you plaid scotty you!

  2. Great quilt! I love this pattern!

  3. It's such a great quilt. And I love the stepbrother's reference. Perfect! It's cool that you get to deliver it in person; that's always more fun!

  4. This looks awesome! The plaid is perfect.

  5. That made me giggle! The quilt is beautiful and a perfect backing :)

  6. You are hilarious... :)
    great quilt friend! super cute!

  7. (and P.S. -- I've been singing "I would walk 500 miles and I would walk 500 more..." all morning)

  8. It's gorgeous! Thank you for sharing - I have linked to this post on my blog at!


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