I’ve been coveting Carolyn Friedlander’s Euclid collection recently, but without a project in mind. And that can be dangerous for me – because when I love a fabric collection without a project for it, the poor fabric will end up in a pile and get forgotten. So I jumped at the opportunity to get some and use it for a small cuddle quilt for my nephew’s 2nd birthday.
Because I didn’t get this collection as soon as it came out, I missed out on a few of the coordinating fabrics as they had already sold out at my local shop. Not to worry though – I had wanted to add a bit more blue to the top anyhow, so I substituted the missing pattern with some Cotton & Steel Printshop triangles.
I used the same print for the binding and a grey crosshatch print by Carolyn Friedlander for the backing. I absolutely love the combination of the line work printed on Essex linen in this collection – I had never used Essex in a quilt before and it gave it a bit more weight, texture and character.
To finish it off I added a hand embroidered name tag. I see many more neutral quilts in my future after finishing this one. I really hope that my nephew gets a lot of use out of this quilt. As of his birthday, he was too busy playing with his new Paw Patrol toys to care, but my sister loves it, so I think I’m on the right track.