My first thought was to make a quilt using only granny square blocks,but when I actually started pulling the fabrics I decided to include another block for a little interest. The second block is called Scrap Jar Star which by the way,I really liked and will be using again in the future.
Here she is..it was super windy and very cold after work when these photos were taken (after just three quick photos my hands were like ice) So the top row is not visible,because the only way to get a shot of the quilt was to hang some of it over the rail to help hold it in place. There are five rows of four blocks each,the quilt finishes out at about 48x60. Which will be a very manageable size for mom! She has osteoporosis,and lost 9 inches this last year,so I wanted a quilt that she would be able to manage easily herself.
The back side is a antique white shade with an all over print of tiny leaves. Mom loves flowers and roses are one of her favorites,the top strip is one of her fabrics,while the center one is something I had buried in my own stash,they both have roses all over. So did you notice the problem with this side?
At first I thought that my iron was in dire need of being cleaned,that was not the problem though because after taking a minute to clean it,I realized that it was not dirty. So the only thing I can figure is that the iron was too hot for the fabric sheet that I used to print my label on.
At first I was so upset about the scorch mark (the large one at the bottom of the label) but after I took a minute to get a grip... and decided that since this was not fixable,I made a couple other smaller controlled scorch marks on purpose. Why would I do that? Well,while getting a grip my thoughts were what would mom say when I tell her how this happened? She would probably say something like,that just makes it look like it is aged/antique...
My good friend Jamie suggested that a scrappy binding would look great on this quilt,I really liked the idea and decided to do just that. Thanks Jamie,I really love it :0) In spite of the little mis-hap on the back side,which by the way mom would say "adds character" I am very happy with how this one turned out!
Linking up over at the finishes party My first of many (that is the plan anyway) finishes for 2013!!