Its always a wonderful day when I finish a quilt and I finally pulled the last piece of thread through this fun design today! After a quick tumble in the wash, it spent some time soaking up the summer sun on the clothesline and now it is warm and sweet smelling and crinkled to perfection.
I saw this quilt on the cover of a magazine last year and just had to make it! It's actually the 3rd quilt I started, but I'm just now getting it done. I love scrappy quilts! Something about their mismatched pieces that come to together to make a beautiful cohesive treasure just speaks to me. Generally scrappy quilts are designed to use what you have and I'll be honest and tell you that I bought odds and ends to make this one. I just didn't have much of a stash built up to choose from so I picked up a piece here and there. It was a good excuse to stop in at every quilt shop I encountered.
I loved working on this quilt and I have endearingly named it the Hobo Quilt. I have no idea why since Hobos are known to be a bit disheveled and not at all what I would think of as cozy and inviting, but there it is. It simply fit the quilt and I'm hoping it will be loved for many years to come. It just makes me smile, chopped off corners and all.
I'm thinking I'll use it on cool mornings when I read my devotionals on the porch although DH has already claimed it as his favorite. DD claimed it while I was still working on it and DS asked whether he could be the Hobo. Oh dear! I'm lending the pattern to the dear lady who quilted it for me, as she fell in love with it as well, but once she returns it, I may have to make a couple more if I want one for myself.
And that stash building problem is now a thing of the past! LOL! My next scrappy quilt will actually come from my fabric collection...maybe.