I finally was able to get some pictures of my recent finished quilt – it’s 3rd quilt in Practical Guide to Patchwork project that I started in 2010 (damn knocking out 12 quilts is taking long). The quilt pattern is called Small Plates:
This quilt was meant for a family-friend. When I started picking out the fabric from it – she said she loved greens and purples. So when Price Charming by Tula Pink (spring 2011) and Heirloom by Joel Dewberry (spring 2011) hit the market, I knew it would be a good fit together. Well til’ I started putting the blocks together. . . I thought, “God this looks like a hot mess!”
After finishing the top, and then sending it to a wonderful local quilter to finish it, I thought: “Well this isn’t that bad!” I just used a Moda Bella Solid light blue for the binding.
It’s funny how things work out. . .
So when my dad saw the finished quilt – he wanted it for himself. It made me laugh. This hot purple, pink, and green quilt for my 71yr old dad. Gotta love it. So last week when I popped the quilt in the washer before work. .I thought I can’t wait to see it wrinkled up from the dryer. I told my pops that it was in the washer and I still need to put it in the dryer. Mainly because up to this point, he’s been asking me every week when he could have his quilt. Eager beaver style. I came home and the quilt was gone from the washer. . . and it wasn’t in the dryer. Dad was so eager that he put the quilt in the dryer, folded it, and went on his marry way with it.