I made a Totem baby quilt!
I've mentioned before that I had the pleasure of meeting Carolyn Friedlander last fall. Prior to Camp Stitchalot I attended her trunk show at Pink Castle Fabrics. I've always admired Carolyn's work and seeing it in person was amazing. When she shared her Totem quilt I knew I had to make it. I bought (and she signed!) the pattern that night.
It's a paper pieced pattern and very straight forward. I had planned to add other colors and made several other blocks but this first quilt just begged to be orange! So I obliged.
The side panels are from Carolyn's Botanics line. Those tigers are Cotton and Steel. I copied Carolyn with the quilting - well I tried to. I think this is the first time I did not unpick one quilting stitch. It's far from perfection but I love it!
The back is unbelievably soft Shannon cuddle fabric in teal. I just love how the quilting looks on the back, too.
And with the leftover blocks you can be sure there are more Totem quilts to come...