This lovely is packed and ready to go. I'm taking her to Austin, Texas this weekend where she'll change hands and go home with my sister as a very belated holiday gift.
I've been working on this quilt for fourteen months, but since it was a block of the month quilt, that's not so bad, right? My original idea was to make a gray and white quilt, which metamorphosed into a gray, white and yellow quilt, which ended with those pops of red and a red binding because why not? About halfway through the piecing process, I realized, who in my life really really really loves this color combination? My younger sister. And wouldn't a throw quilt in her fave colors make a lovely holiday gift? Oh, Friends. It would.
I didn't have any lovely assistants to help me hold her up for a photo, but this photo gives you a pretty good idea of the full quilt. If you were an In Color Order HST BOM'er yourself, you'll notice I didn't do all of the planned blocks, but in my eagerness to get it done, I pieced my twelfth block in November. (And I *still* didn't get it done in time for the holidays!)
I quilted this with FMQ, including some big loop-de-loops in the border. The backing, as you can see in the top picture, is the large scale text print from IKEA. (IKEA, I love you!)
This was a really fun quilt. I started this BOM because I wanted to have rockin' HST skillz by December, and while I'm not sure "rock" is the word I'd use to classify my current HST abilities, I've improved significantly, and my later blocks definitely reflect the additional practice! It will be in my sister's mitts tomorrow, and I'm hoping she really really loves it.