Awhile back, I decided that I wanted to make a quilt for my good friend, Anna, for her birthday. I did a horrible job estimating how long it would take me, so it was about a month late, but I finished it nonetheless. And it is my new favorite!
I wanted to do something a little more "modern" than the standard interpretation of a quilt. I think this can be done by choosing new color combinations, shapes, and patterns. I decided on a purple and taupe color scheme, inspired by the taupe fabric with little purple flowers in the bottom left of this photo.
And I pieced together rectangle and square blocks, using cream as a neutral, in a kind of stair-step pattern.
The back is a soft, cream-colored flannel. Cozy.
This is the largest quilt I have made. It's amazing how those extra square feet really add to the time it takes to piece together!
I tied it with cream-colored embroidery floss that matched the flannel and the cream pieces on the top.
Just like the baby quilt I made for my friend Erin and her baby Emerson, I put a little heart patch on the back to symbolize "made with love." One of these days I'll figure out how to put on a patch that I can sign & date, like my grandma does.
I took 80 pictures of the quilt before I gave it to Anna, so let me squeeze in a few more.
I've already got the fabric and pattern picked out for the next quilt. It's gonna be a fun one!