So, even though I haven’t said much lately, I have been busy. My most recent project was a surprise for someone who frequently reads this blog, tying my hands to blurt much about it here. However, it has been gifted to that recipient, my eldest daughter for her upcoming birthday. So now I can blab all about it.
Which is good; I was aching to wax about this quilt, which doesn’t have a formal moniker attached. It’s my girl’s birthday pressie, tied into the Bestie Far Away comforter by one fabric and those young women’s shared date of birth. Now both can use their quilts, a few weeks early even. And I can share that second blanket with you readers.
As I explained last night to my daughter, her husband, my hubby, and of course Buttercup, this quilt was fairly easy to put together, once I had the correct fabrics. I had purchased some, then changed my mind, requiring a few more. (My husband was shaking his head as I spoke those words.) The key for this quilt was the dark brown tree branches against cream, with small blue leaves dangling from the branches. Once I saw that blue, the rest fell into place.
My girl is partial to browns, of which there are a few within this scheme. The creams were easier, and as for the blues…. I love blue, so it was only a matter of winnowing down the best shades. I had considered brown for the binding, but I liked the dotted tan fabric. It’s backed with marbled blue flannel, stitched in the ditch, and at sixty by seventy-two inches, it fits their bed, or can be stretched over the sofa. She said it kept her cozy on their drive home last night, then sent shots of it on their bed.
And of course, Buttercup gave her ultimate approval, although she was slightly peeved. Her bone wasn’t permitted on the quilt, which I’m sure Buttercup thinks was made solely for her. Sorry puppy; no icky bones on this pretty quilt.
It’s for the birthday girl. She might be nearly twenty-six, but she’ll always be my baby.