I have made lots and lots of quilts for other people’s children. This year I made a pledge to make quilts for my stepson and stepdaughter. Actually I made the pledge last year, but this year I pledged to really finish them.
First up is my stepdaughter’s quilt. It includes her favorite colors. Well, at least they were her favorite colors when I started the quilt. (now her favorite color is red. sigh.)
I included a lot of sawtooth stars, and lots of fabrics with her favorite things – matches, converse shoes, musical notes.
And I made one block that was inverse of the rest. Because she is totally a standout – in the absolute best way. When others zig, she zags – beautifully. My beautiful, sweet, stepdaughter. In her Ramones t-shirt and black converse. Zag.
I love the yellows in this quilt. and the blues. and the greens. I love this color palette and I love all of the great low volume fabrics.
I backed the quilt in this fun orange by Carolyn Friedlander. And used a sunshine-y binding. I love this combination.
The quilting is rudimentary. It is hard for me to quilt a quilt this big. So straight lines it is. With a few, uh, bumps along the way.
This quilt now happily lives in her bedroom. I hope she will treasure it for a long time. I think she will.