I mentioned a while ago that I was going to try and sew quilts for friends this year. This is the third (the second was given prior to documenting) and is going in my Top Five Things I Like Right Now list. The list also includes the aforementioned flannel sheets, roasted almonds and my fruit guy. These are some of my all-time favourite prints all put together.
The pattern comes from Susan Beal's Modern Log Cabin Quilting, and is one I will be making again. The blocks. My version measure up approximately 40" by 52" which is about the size I thought might be appropriate for someone who needs something to cover up their legs when they are sitting at their desk all day. Paul works a desk job and he told me lots of people have small quilts they use when the A/C gets too crazy. Sometimes they even walk around with them wrapped around themselves like a towel. Maybe just on casual Fridays?
I used a mix of scraps for the crosses-- mostly Liberty Tana Lawn, a few Japanese prints, and some printed voile and lawn. The background is all Kona cotton in Snow. It is backed in one of my favorite voile prints from Anna Maria Horner (it feels like silk and I wish I had a bunch more) and bound in a stripe from Denyse Schmidt's Hope Valley line. I am so happy it is done!
We are celebrating the boys birthdays a little early this year as Grammie and Grandpa are in town this weekend. I'm pretty sure there will be mini bagels and Tah-Dah! A Bouncy House. We are about to get all jumpy up in here.