This past month I've had the honor of sewing a quilt for a coworker for a Christmas gift. He wanted something special for his lovely wife and family to use while cuddling on the couch. They had seen quilts at church and so he had an idea of color and design. Poor Josh got quite a lesson in quilt construction, but he took it like a trooper. He even downloaded my design software at home so he could play with the color choices and layout. Surprisingly, it was very fun to see something take shape that was different from my inclinations.
|An Etsy quilt that helped spur ideas plus computer designs. |
(final version not shown)
Fabric was ordered online and cutting commenced.
|Kona solids were purchased from FreshModernFabric on|
|Sashing strips made easy.|
|Making good use of my design wall.|
|Sewing blocks into strips.|
Now for backing. If you're going to cuddle under a quilt with the kiddos, do you want anything other than minky dot? The answer is no. The biggest question is - what color?
Here's the final shot of the quilt before handing it off to Josh at work. It snowed that morning and stayed just long enough to get this shot. My brother Gary is credited with tweaking this photo.
|Summer for Christmas|
|Every quilt get labeled, but this one went on the dust cover.|