I have decided on fabric and a pattern for a quilt for my mother-in-law. I had previously made a quilt, but then decided it was a bit too modern. Plus this was the fist time I attempted to use triangles as my blocks. It was a learning experience and my points didn’t always line up. The final straw was when the I broke 2 needles during the long arm process. It did shred the fabric in a few spots. Those spots were fine after I wash and dried the quilt.
Bloom Bloom Pow from Freshly Pieced
I even did a purple backing and binding. Purple is Marian’s favorite color. She is a February baby, amethyst is her birthstone as well.
I want to give Marian a quilt that is as perfect as it can be. Marian would never complain or notice it, I just want to give her the best I can. I am going to use Kate Spain’s Honey Honey fabric line.
There are lots of beautiful colors and flowers. Marian loves anything purple. I have been searching for just the right fabric, the purple options were a bit too modern. Next option: flowers with some blue-purple coloring. I know that she will appreciate the quilt no matter what. She really is an amazing lady who raised 9 kids and is still quite active at 92, even though she hasn’t had a drink of water in 30 years.*
The pattern that I will be using is called the Ritzy Cracker Quilt from Moda Bake Shop. The blocks are 7.75 unfinished.
The plan is to make this quilt a little bigger than the tutorial. I would at least do an 8 by 8 configuration. I also found the block in 500 Modern Blocks book by Lynne Goldsworthy and Kerry Green. The size of the uncompleted blocks are 8.5 inches.
This quilt is moving to the top of the to-do list. I should be able to complete it in June!
I started cutting tonight. It was very quick to cut the charm packs and the background fabric. I was done in less than 45 minutes – that includes ironing!
School is done today and I will have some serious quilting time! This won’t take too long because there will be lots of chain piecing! I like that! I can’t wait to get this done for Marian. She will be so happy and appreciative of my gift.
You can see a couple Scrumptious banner blocks in the background. I struggle with project monogamy!
All pinned and ready for sewing tomorrow! I love summer!
Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced’s WIP Wednesday.
*For some reason, her husband Bob said that they weren’t going to drink water. Marian drinks lots of coffee! She supplements this with a soda or once in a while a glass of wine. I have no idea was Bob was thinking, but he must have been serious about this because Marian still doesn’t drink water years after Bob has passed. I can’t even imagine how dehydrated she is after not drinking water for so long!