Friends, I am so excited this one is done! My Mama's birthday is in June, and I'm hoping to have it all done for realz by then. She knows I'm making her a quilt, but I've decided to not show her any more progress photos or give her any progress reports, and then I'm just going to mail it and have it be a surprise.
Which will be awesome. I love surprise quilt bombing people.
Using blocks from Stash Bee, I got this bad boy almost pieced last week, and then I ran out of border fabrics. Seriously, I was missing like six inches. A quick trip to the LQS solved that, and BAM. Here she is! My mama's quilt top.
Now, as much as I would have liked to go crazy on this one--she is my Mama, and I want her to have my absolute best work--I also knew she wouldn't like anything crazy, so I went with a classic yum block, sashing, cornerstones, a border, and even white background fabric. A bit old school. (I tried to convince her to let me do black background fabric, but she's the Mama, and she had her way.) However, I may have gone a little crazy in my color palette, so this quilt still has my mark on it. My poor Mama. But I guess you could say it's at least partially her fault that I am the way that I am.
I chose the Weathervane block using a great tutorial from Don't Call Me Betsy. I seriously love this block, and I recently made another version for Allison's quilt for the Fierce Quilters Bee. The top measures 54" x 68".
Yum. Now. I just have to figure out how to quilt it.
I'm linking up with TGIFF, this week, hosted by A Quilting Reader's Garden.