from my stash and asked our girl to choose from 2 patterns. This is the one she chose:
It's called Slice of Life and it's a Missouri Star pattern. I subscribe to their Block magazine and it's in one of their issues.
I cut out the fabric on a Monday morning before work. The pattern calls for a layer cake, but I edited the pattern to make the best use out of my fat quarters and began making the blocks. Instead of making the giant 9-patches with 10" squares, I used 8" squares and the sashing called for 2 1/2" strips, but I down-sized mine to 2". This is a fast and easy pattern and as a bonus, there are no seams to match:
I put the top together on Tuesday, as my friend, C and I, had made plans for a road trip to Texas and I was hoping to find a backing. I hit paydirt in the first shop with this fabric from the clearance shelf.
There wasn't quite enough so I added a strip of the sashing fabric down the middle to add the needed length
and I bound it with more of the sashing fabric
The finished quilt is 50"x 62"
Jackie quilted a pantograph that has flowers and bees on it...so perfect
And she loved this quilt and mentioned a sweet couple that sells honey and produce locally. The wife is a quilter and makes quilts for charity. I took my scraps to Jackie and her daughter made this quilt for the couple:
Isn't that great?! Jackie and Sandy are so clever and generous.
And we were back in the mountains this weekend so I took advantage of my in-laws' deck to show off this quilt:
I hope the Honey Man likes it.
Our girl said he is quite the Casanova. LOL