Why yes, I have been sewing up a storm lately! Or, at least, a lot compared to the first eight or nine months of this year. This one is now safely at home with my new niece in Colorado, so it can have its internet debut.
A big shout-out to my friend Carl, who commented on my much-loved stack of fabric with the suggestion to use the Rectangle Squared tutorial from Film in the Fridge. It had been on my to-do list, as well, and I was so glad for the reminder. (You should see the ones Carl made – FREAKING GORGEOUS.) Anyways, the blocks were simple and beautiful and came together very quickly.
I loved Ashley’s use of scraps in the border of her quilt, and couldn’t resist doing a bit of my own.
I had 17 fat quarters pulled for this project, each of which yields three blocks, so I ended up with 51 blocks. I made the front 6×7, which left me with nine for the back. I am SO happy with how the back came out. I loved the little patch of blocks like the front, I love the dark raspberry stripe in the middle. Really, really happy with it.
When it came to binding, I initially latched on to the Full Moon dots in Camel. But I know I kind of overdo it on those dots, especially for bindings. So I crowdsourced it, and posted three different pictures on Flickr and Twitter to get some outside opinions. Turns out, the dots were the clear winner. How could I argue?
I don’t know how it happens that my brother’s kids have two of my favorite quilts I’ve ever made. At least, since they’re family, I’ll be able to see this one and Charlie with relative ease. Oh, and the kids, too.