Since we’ve had temps in the high 90s for the last few days, I think fall is almost here. And naturally, my thoughts turn to 2 important things: Halloween and quilting season. You see, I quilt by hand which means I am under a blanket for a few months at a time while I finished one quilt.
My oldest daughter and son received new quilts the last two years, so it was my youngest daughter’s turn. I half expected her to turn me down. Pretty much nothing I make is to her liking. It’s okay. But I’d rather not stitch a pound of flesh into a blanket that I would eventually turn into Goodwill in a year or so.
But, she is my child so I offered to make her a quilt.
To my surprise she accepted. I then pulled out all my Quiltmaker magazines and quilt pattern books for her to go through. She selected this pattern:
It’s a crazy quilt pattern that I could use all my scrap fabric on. Except, she wanted the interior blocks made with this fabric from Joann’s:
Okay. I can do that. Instead of cutting and stitching the blocks, I’d just cut them to size then quilt them to give them dimensions. She also picked this for the black strips between the squares.
She even sent me the links on the Joann’s website. We waited until I had coupons, then drove down to the store. Alas, they didn’t have either fabric in stock and weren’t planning to get anymore in. Eck! Thankfully, I was able to order them off the website and have them sent to me. Now, we just wait for the fabric to arrive. And I can see how good at math I really am since I to take a wall quilt 30×36″ into a full sized one. Should be fun!