Simply Color Play Mat

There are a few fabric lines that I may obsess over and really want to get my hands on.  Early this fall I added Moda’s Simply Color to that list.

The colors and prints in this line are great.  Zig zags, floral, diamonds, and leaves which are my some of my favorites for prints.  Added to my stash were a number of charm packs and a jelly roll.

Someone asked me to make a large play mat for their toddler.  She sent over some quilts that she liked and we clicked immediately on the layout.  Simple, white squares and print fabric alternating.  Now, which prints to pick.  After looking over Simply Color I thought this would be a great line to use.  She agreed.

I tried to keep the layout without a pattern but not too much of one thing per row or column.  The colors from this quilt put me in a cheery mood while working with them.  Of course my machine decides mid way through piecing to crap out.  Gotta love when that happens and you have stuff to work on.

The quilting was just simple straight lines around the entire square.  For the back I had been waiting on the yardage of the fabric to come out but it just kept getting closer and closer to the day I needed to send out the quilt.  I had a lime green sheet I had picked up months ago that was perfect for the backing.


Binding is done in a solid orange color that coordinated really well with all the colors.  Sorry some the pictures aren’t better but I took them in the morning literally before running it to the post office.

I got an email last week that it’s perfect and came with this.

There are charms left and a jelly roll.  I have some ideas, but will wait a bit longer to make something.