I have a dear friend who has been ill and I wanted to do something for her to brighten up her day during medical treatments. I had seen many people who brought blankets or quilts with them to medical treatments, so that prompted me to act.
This was a fun little quilt to put together. I looked at several books and put together a melange of ideas for the quilt design, made some calculations for block size and started cutting. There were lovely fabrics left over from my Matrix quilt, so I added a few from the shop to round them out.
I started with a fat quarter bundle (fabric name not remembered), that I picked up as a daily special from Missouri Star Quilt Company. They have nice sales and excellent tutorials. Jenny Doan, the proprietor, is an effervescent and enthusiastic teacher. She also has classes on Craftsy.
I added a lighter gray to the mix,a bright red for the inner border (and ultimately the binding), and a medium gray border. It initially was too dull, but white between the center panels really made everything pop. I might have done well with and extra border of white between the gray and the multi-colored border, but by the time I thought of that, it was ready to quilt! Next time I will be more patient and ponder for a little longer!
It is ready to put together and quilt. This was one of my first attempts at FMQ, in a larger format. I started out with the “scribble” pattern, aptly named. I began with gray thread in the gray border area in case I had any errors. I quilted densely and was so pleased with how it turned out! It was very easy to do smooth loops, and any imperfections were well disguised.
And……a finished quilt, ready to be gifted!