We’re celebrating the arrival of summer in the southern hemisphere, and this quilt top screams everything summery to me - it's light and bright with lots of blue! It’s scrappy but with purpose✅ and objective✅ It's really super seeing scraps from so many of my earlier quilts finding a home in this one!
My daughter requested a large quilt, leaving the decisions on fabric, pattern, etc to me. This week, while I've been making the blocks, I've also been wondering how I was going to make this a bit bigger but still keep things looking in proportion, balanced & cohesive.
For those of you who are curious, I ended up making the 16 blocks as per the pattern ("me sew happy" quilt from these clever hands), and then I added two rows of extra squares to the top & bottom, 1 row of extra squares to the sides, and finally the two borders.
- yes, it's definitely big enough to go down over the sides & the bottom of a king-sized bed!
Finished quilt top measures 94" x 87" (approx.) - and my daughter is very happy.
Hoping to get some extra quilty texture added from Leeanne early in the New Year,
just in time for my daughter & her husband's Wedding Anniversary.
Until next time, Linda