She bought the pattern "Kwik Shifted Blocks" by Two Kwik Quilters while on the shop hop here in eastern NC in February. Unfortunately, the pattern only finishes 48" x 62" and she wanted a twin quilt. So, we made a color photocopy of the pattern picture, and tried doubling it, and adapting the middle border. Pretty advanced stuff for a beginning quilt maker!
She spent lots of her limited "free" time piecing for the last few weeks.
I love the fun fabrics she chose! Mustaches, bananas, and even elephants!
We decided to quilt it in charcoal gray Glide in the "Ebb & Flow" design that complemented this modern design.
The backing fabric is fabulous!
After auditioning a couple of options for binding, we decided a wide black binding would be best. So I cut 3.5" strips of Kona black, and attached it with a half inch seam allowance on the back of the quilt, and turned it to the front for top-stitching, making sure to miter the corners.
After the quilt was finished, we decided the piéce de résistance would be a matching sham!
I think this is my new favorite quilt!
Graduation is exciting for students, but traumatic for parents. I'm grateful for the part I played as quilting coach...some might say enabler...to make sure this dearly loved child is wrapped in her mama's hug every night while she sleeps.