Two things happened to make this quilt come into being. First, I discovered that my lovely friend Erin did not possess a quilt all of her own. Now that’s just not right. Every quilter must have their own quilt to snuggle on the lounge with. Then secondly, I found out that my lovely friend Erin was having a birthday.
Birthday. Quilt Needed. Combine these two things and clearly there was only one thing that could happen. Yep. A birthday quilt.
Now please excuse the late afternoon shots. I assure you the colours are much brighter in person. Not only did I discover that Erin was having a birthday and needed a quilt, I found that out rather belatedly. So it was a mad rush to get sewing and get this in the post. Which allowed little room for lengthy photo shoots. I also totally fibbed to Erin when she asked what I was sewing last weekend and told her “nothing much”. Sorry Erin. Sort of.
I used a block idea from this blog post and just sized it up. I used 8.5” squares to make the quilt so it’s a nice snuggly 50ish x 60ish quilt – backed with polar fleece which makes it cuddly.
I used some of my favourite prints in pink and aqua. Surprisingly, (or perhaps not so surprisingly), I had no problem finding 30 different prints in aqua/light blue in my stash. I’m not sure what that says about me or my stash, but I was happy to avoid repeats (though I did double up on prints around the HSTs).
A bit of straight line quilting to hold everything together was as far as I went. As for the binding – I went with an ombre fabric which I thought looked quite pretty.
I’m happy with it – and happy it arrived not too long after the actual birthday Erin - a big happy birthday to you, my lovely friend! I hope that you enjoy the quilt until you have a chance to make one yourself!
And yay – something to blog about! Lately there’s been a bit of secret sewing going on which does make it a little hard to share things here on my blog. Just watch, I’ll be able to share everything all at once soon! Isn’t that always the way it goes?!