This one was inspired by Katie Pederson's Grape Crush.
It's still very wrinkly, but I've enjoyed "testing it out" (cuddling with it) on my sofa on rainy afternoons. It's backed with flannel--I must make more quilts with flannel backing!
This was hand quilted, and it took about 3 weeks to finish the quilting.
I like how it turned out, but it took forever. I prefer the look of hand quilting, and I find it more enjoyable, but it takes ages to finish anything. Its finished size is around 64 x 64, so a decent sized lap quilt.
This one will go to my younger sister. I will call it Maintain Block Integrity, which is a family in-joke. We play a lot of card games, especially Skip-Bo, and it's very important to my dad and sister that we always keep the stacks of cards very tidy and maintain pile integrity at all times.
My grandma is a quilter, so my sister already has a few quilts, but this will be her first modern one.
She loves bright colors, so I think this one will be perfect for her.
Overall, I'm very happy with how this came together, and I'm looking forward to shipping it home with a few other goodies next month. I have a lot of family birthdays coming up this fall, and I have a feeling most of them will be getting quilty things for their birthdays.
In other news, in less than 10 days I have a mini summer vacation in the Keys! Keeping my fingers crossed that it stops raining before then.
Linking with NTT Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation and Crazy Mom Quilts