I made this quilt as a birthday gift for my son’s girlfriend. She loves the color blue and is a little bit more contemporary than traditional in style. I purchased the 10” squares and yardage from the MSQC. The fabric is truly gorgeous with a subtle hint of metallic. I also used a butterfly print from the same collection for the entire backing. Very pleased how it turned out. Hope she loves it!
The fabrics were FQ's from a Secret Pal drawing in our sewing group. These were her fabrics. I added the hot pink fabric & gray sashing & binding. The pattern is Craftsman. I decided to do big stitch quilting in each block. I used freezer paper circles and free handed the rest. The quilt size is about 55 x 65.
My nephew, a veteran, asked me to make a quilt for the Fisher House Foundation auction. I’ve never made a quilt for anyone other than friends and family. The quilt took over a year because “life” happened many times during the year. I had a deadline hanging over my head and I just could not make the deadline. I began to dislike the quilt but when I missed the deadline, the best thing that could have happened, I slowly began to work on the quilt and began to enjoy it again. The quilt is ready for the Fisher House Foundation’s 2018 auction, I am so happy I can donate the quilt for this great foundation.