But I picked up a few quilts from Jackie on Monday and today I finally have a finished quilt to share. This one goes to the newest addition of a family we've known since we moved here 12 years ago. They own the local vet supply store and our kids spent a lot of time together as they were growing up. This quilt is for their first grandchild.
I had a yard of this sweet print in my stash
and with the addition of pinwheels made with fabric from my stash:
And some leftover green from a previous project for a border:
it became this:
I didn't use a pattern, but I cut 6 1/2" squares and then made 6 1/2" pinwheels for the alternating blocks. It finished at 48" x 48". I liked the idea of pink and green together so I backed it with pink minky:
Jackie used white thread and a panto pattern called Quirky to bring it to life:
I'm not usually drawn to orange and I have only a few pieces in my stash, but the colors in this quilt reminded me of sherbet and this orange print just seems to be a really good fit:
By the way, I had no idea that the correct spelling is 'sherbet', not 'sherbert'.
So I'll add that to my 'learned something new today' list. Still, it's hard to teach an old dog new tricks and according to some of the reading I did on 'sherbet', you may be considered a Neanderthal if you call it 'sherbert'. I DO tend to live under a rock so perhaps that statement is more true than I would like to think! :)
I'm also adding it to my grocery list because I'm suddenly craving it and I haven't had it in years. :)
And on Monday, this little quilt will be snuggling with a sweet little girl