My little sister, who I still think of as being 8, celebrated a birthday a few weeks ago. A week before her birthday, I came up with the crazy idea to make her a quilt.
I had the entire quilt cut out on Friday and then came down with a nasty head/chest cold, which took me out for the week. I ended up cranking this out on the following Friday night and Saturday morning. I had just enough time to take a few pictures of it before heading out to our family birthday dinner.
Earlier this year, I participated in an Echino Layer Cake swap and ended up with 27 different 10" squares of newer prints. The set I received has a lot of fun prints, including some of the linen blend and sateen fabrics. I combined these with some coordinating prints from my stash. The Half Moon Bay pattern from Quilt Dad's Beyond Neutral book was the perfect way to highlight these larger scale prints and the background teal pulled everything together in the loudest way. I quilted this with my standard stippling and backed it with a super soft flannel.
My sister loved the quilt and my dad tried to steal it minutes later, so I'd classify it as a hit.
Posted as part of the Blogger's Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side