I love making quilts. I'm pretty sure I've made that clear? I love making quilts for customers, especially when said customers leave all the finer details to me. Last Tuesday, one of the Mums at school asked me if I had time to make a quilt for her by the 27th of July? "Sure" I said - "Colours? Style?" The only specifications I got were "Blue is the recipient's favourite colour and can you please embroider some names on it?" Ok.
Now because I literally had the s*its with the world over the epic disaster that was my machine's tantrums, I went straight home and pulled out my entire stash of blue fabric, and went to town. By lunchtime I had all the fabric cut out and placed on my design floor (read: my loungeroom floor). I stopped for lunch and was then ecstatic to find my machine's tantrum had ceased and she was ready to participate in some sewing. A couple of hours later, I had a quilt top. And the following day, a finished quilt.......
All the pretty shades of blue come together to make the most amazing sea of yumminess! I snuck a little grey in and a delightful little white spot, which both blend beautifully with Valori's butterflies, Tula's eye drops and Art Gallery's florals. There's a little Violet Craft in there too.
I grabbed my handy bolt of Ikea backing, which I think worked well. Bella the cat thinks so anyway!
The squares are 6.5" in size, which really just makes cutting so quick and easy! And when it came to featuring the names on the quilt, I went with some little wonky stars, made from 2.5" squares and embroidered the names using Aurifil #2810 Turquoise. I kept the quilting of the blocks nice and simple - straight lines using Aurifil #2605, my favourite silver/grey thread!
And the very pretty binding is a great Spotlight print I bought last year and love!
This is a super easy quilt to make, and really effective when the right combination of prints are used! If you are ever in need of a speedy gift - here's your go-to pattern! Finished size is perfect for a lap quilt - 48.5" x 66".
I think I managed to both surprise and delight the customer by having her order delivered three days after she placed it?!!?