Every once in a while I become overwhelmed with thoughts of making a quilt for someone. Two years ago I finished a quilt for a Christmas gift for a teenage client (click here to see that quilt) and last year I finished 2 quilts for my sisters-in-law, and one for my Aunt (click here to see them). And it's happened again this year! I have learned to trust my intuition, and when an idea doesn't let me go, I follow it.
Last week I was just so touched by one of the client stories I heard, that I just couldn't shake the impulse to finish a quilt for her (and all the stories I hear every day are awful, so you can just imagine...)
So after some thought, and trying to make this idea go away ("it's Christmas" and "I'm too busy") this it the quilt that demanded to be the one to be gifted.
I showed the blocks on this design wall posting in October and hadn't worked on it since. Why, oh why couldn't THE quilt be one that already had borders on, or was nearing completion?!?!? NOPE...had to put the Christmas elf into overdrive to get the blocks together and the borders on.
There was enough leftover fabric to add to a piece of yardage to make an easy backing, and the pin basting is already done.
Now for the quilting...