Stone the crows. A post about sewing?! Though this was actually sewn, quilted, completed and given in January... Yeah, long time ago now but things have been a bit busy ;p
Anyhoos. Toward the end of last year I was lucky enough to win a copy of Beyond Neutral from Deb. She raved about the patterns, and has indeed made every. single. one. of the quilts in this book. It's not hard to see why.
As I'd been thinking about a quilt to make as a birthday gift for my sister-in-law, then the book arrived and I fell in love with Pacific Crest (among others). I had a colour scheme in mind so ordered a couple of extra fabrics to get started.
Some of these I've had for a few years. The background fabric was specifically bought for this quilt because of the colour and design and recipient. I love it. When it arrived I was thrilled with the extra selections. Those little mice! So cute!
The pattern was simple and it produced a lovely large quilt. The small vintage sheet stash was delved in to for the backing. And to add some extra interest all the little leftover bits where sewn together.
Off it went to Leeanne for quilting. We decided to keep it simple in the end, so as to compliment the modern strong design of the pattern, with varying horizontal lines.
Grey binding to frame it and it was ready. I really love this quilt - the colours and the design make me sigh contentedly.
Always nice to gift something that you love.