Saturday, June 11, 2011

I left the house early this morning and made a quick run for some fabric because I don't have any.  (Believe that?!)  My mom had some knee surgery a couple of weeks ago and last weekend mentioned that she wanted some sort of throw for the living room just to put across her legs if the air conditioning chilled her.  She was looking at fleecy looking things and that didn't make any sense to me.  I said that I would throw together a quick quilt for her with just a layer of flannel as the batting.  When I looked through my stash, I realized I didn't have anything that would work with her color scheme.  Just a few days ago, I bought a couple of patterns from   Thimble Blossoms.  This is the one that I choose to make Mom's quilt

What a fun quilt to make!  The design looks a bit tricky but it could not be easier.  You just have to pay attention when sewing the blocks.

There was a sale at Burkholder's so I picked up 2 packs of French General Pom Pom de Paris charm squares and yardage for the borders and binding.  There is just a hint of lavender in the collection.  My mother uses lavender and sage green in her living room so I wanted to bring just a bit more of the purple into the quilt.  I found a pretty piece of Lilac Hill (Brannock and Patek for Moda) with a small floral design.  I am really happy with the fabric choices and may actually have a completed quilt top to show in just a few days.

It was too warm to sew in the studio (thank goodness my son is coming to visit and can drag up the a/c unit!) so I brought everything downstairs.  This is what the dining room table looks like at the moment.

I hope to return to some semblance of order later tonight!


  1. I am sure your mom is just thrilled to get a throw from you. Love the pattern!

  2. I use flannel as my "batting" on a regular basis - probably 90% of my quilts. I love the way it drapes - and for a warmer quilt I will back it in flannel, too. i don't prewash it - so it also gives a great 'crinkle'.

  3. I have both those collections in my stash so I just know whatever you make for your Mom it's going to be beautiful.

  4. This is one of my favorite quilt patterns of all time. In fact, it is the one in my little avatar photo. I think it is lots of fun to make, and super cute too!

    I made mine out of Simple Abundance by Bonnie and Camille. Your fabric choices sound wonderful. I bet your mom will be thrilled! Can't wait to see your completed top!

  5. It turned out wonderful! Hope you got the a.c. unit in!


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