This was the one quilt that I completed this summer. I even took it on vacation with me! (I think only a nutty sew-er thinks about the sewing projects she is going to take on vacation with her…seriously.) But it was relaxing and a stress-free sewing project…so it was fun.
It is a nine-patch quilt with the leftover fabric from The Princess and the Pea projects (which in cased you missed you will see again on Friday) and boy was I glad that there was enough leftover to piece together the quilt front.
The patches are 9 inches by 9 inches finished for each block….so it’s a pretty big quilt, perfect for a nap on the couch.
I backed it with the aqua herringbone from the Willow line by Riley Blake and the binding is a gray and white bias-stripe that is also from Riley Blake. The white sashings are white Kona Cotton.
And I even eeked out enough fabric from the scraps to make a nine-patch pillow (20 inches by 20 inches.)
And the recipient?
Our beloved piano teacher who is one of my favorite people. She had hip surgery this summer and then got a horrible infection so the poor thing had been suffering most of the summer. It was supposed to be a “get-well” quilt, but actually the day we delivered it she had gotten news that the infection was gone and that she was ready to go again….so we called it the “congratulatory quilt” instead.
But I told her that she still has to take at least one nap under it…..
Have you done any quilting lately? I have a non-traditional Halloween one in the works…but I just need time to sew it. It’s been cut on my table for WEEKS!