Giving gifts of finished quilts is a new thing for me since I started quilting only back in June. But I believe in this case, ignorance was bliss. Now I know how much work it is, and I’ll definitely be scaling back how many quilts I think I can make in a year. (read more)
This year I made 6 quilts from start to finish (well, 5, but I’ll be finishing the 6th before Christmas for sure), which adds up to about a quilt a month. That’s besides writing 16 books, homeschooling, and doing all the other things moms do.
Next year, if I can do one quilt every 3 months, I will call it a win. :)
This quilt is for my youngest son. He picked out the pattern which means it wasn’t supposed to look like this.
See, I also started a top for my oldest son around the same time, and the youngest liked the puppy paw print pattern (say that three time fast) so much that he asked me to add it into his quilt. I knew I could add it to the border pretty easily, so I did that, but then I thought it looked odd, so I ripped (that’s a technical term, I swear) the quilt apart to remove the center square and make that puppy print as well.
The back is a lovely black chambray (I think that’s what it’s called, don’t quote me) that I got from Connecting Threads. It’s a 104" fabric which means I didn’t have to piece it. I want one big backing to lie down and be done with.
My youngest son also got a new wagon for Christmas, so instead of wrapping this quilt I’ll just assemble the wagon, put it in the living room, and stick the quilt inside.
It will be the easiest part of giving this gift. :)