I've been getting quite a bit of sewing done lately, but only a few things have been for the quilt auction in April. Goodness! I'd better buckle down and put a few things together for our generous, quilt-loving friends to bid on.
In the meantime, I've been making a few things for people who deserve them. First up: this absolutely autumn-themed quilt.
I first spotted this pattern in Quilty Magazine and loved it. As far as I'm concerned, you can't really go wrong with half-square triangles, squares, and plenty of Kona White.
This is probably the scrappiest quilt back that I've ever put together, and I love it! While I don't quite recall how the quilt top came together, I distinctly remember (happy?) playroom mayhem as I quickly finished piecing the back after starting it during naptime and not finishing before my little ones awoke!
I realize that these Denyse Schmidt fabrics might be a few years old, but I've only been quilting for a year and a half, so everything is new to me!
I made this quilt for my friend, Tracy, because if anyone deserves a quilt, this lady does. I started putting it together the day after her birthday.
I'm a star procrastinator and lousy friend like that.
Around the same time, we commemorated Charlotte being on chemo for a full year now. This got me thinking about how this means that Tracy has selflessly invited my oldest two kids into her homeschool nearly every Wednesday for a year (so that I can focus on Charlotte when I take her to her chemotherapy treatments), and what have I done to thank her? Answer: nothing... till now. A few weeks later, I was still working on this quilt when Tracy told me that she was celebrating her anniversary of ten years after her ovarian cancer diagnosis.
So this quilt has a threefold purpose: Happy Birthday! and Thank You! and Congratulations!
I've been trying to be better to remember to take Charlotte's picture with the quilts before I gift them. Usually, when she sees a quilt, she utters a super-enthusiastic, "WOW! Pretty!"
But I guess she wasn't too impressed with this one...
(Linking up with QuiltStory, My Quilt Infatuation, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, and Crazy Mom Quilts.)