Friday, March 4, 2016
I finished this quilt for my niece two days before her birthday party. Last month I delivered the Hudson Bay camp blankets to her little boys for their birthdays, and she loved the deer fabric I used and asked if she could have a quilt made up of woodland animals. I told her where to look online for fabric so she started a Pinterest board. I then followed her board and was able to find a lot of the fabrics she liked, then added to it from my stash. Now the three of them have new quilts! The oldest boy (aged 7) sleeps with his every night. He told his mom that he wants it underneath the top comforter, in case robbers came into the house, they wouldn't see his quilt and try to steal it. That's quite a compliment! (or they need to move out of that neighborhood ha ha)
Anyway, Ashley's quilt is made using 6.5 inch squares laid out in a nine patch pattern with 1.5 inch lattice in between. I think it measures 60 x 64. It had to be simple and fast, and patchwork always does the trick.
I just started a blanket for my cousin in Canada who is getting ready to have her first baby in April. It's turning out cute so far, and is all from my stash and very scrappy.