I'll start with this fabric, Sandi Henderson Secret Garden.
If you find this stuff, get it! It is luscious! it is so soft and wonderful! I had done a prior quilt back in another print from the line and when I found this one cheap, I grabbed it!
The large scale print worked perfect for the backing of this quilt.
And yes, it was late summer when I completed this quilt, maybe only 5 months ago.
So, here is the story for this quilt... My oldest daughter studied abroad at Oxford this summer. When I found these 'British' fabrics I decided she needed a quilt! (middle row below) Its a simple disappearing 9 patch that she can cuddle with watching movies in the rec room at the dorms.
And since the material is posted, I will move to quilt number 2 completed in the past months for daughter #2. She is in the High School marching band and wanted a 'show' quilt, a quilt that matched the theme of this years marching show to take on the big road trip to San Antonio to State Championships (more on that to come). I made her one last year when the theme was snakes.
The show had a gem motif this year which I thought would be easier, but this was the only fabric I could find. I think it turned out great, a small bus size quilt and matching pillow case.
I am pretty proud that I got these two quilts done in the time period... anyone familiar with competitive marching band, well, I did more than flags this year, but will save that for tomorrows post.