Well, that was SCARY. What if I picked the wrong colors, or made a pattern she hated. Would it be too small, was there something she wanted but just wasn't saying? Oh the decisions. So I did what I do best. I went shopping for fabric. Since one of her colors was Brown, and I am NOT a brown person, this was a new, outside the comfort zone shopping trip. But you wouldn't know it....oh the choices. Like a candy shopper, once I started, I couldn't decide. This one or that one, or both. And ooooh, look at that one.
So I dragged my
After some scouring and pondering, I decided on a little lap quilt that I felt would show off the fabrics very well. While I had intended for the red to be just a complimentary color, it ended up taking more attention. So, I showcased just the greens and browns on the back with a little bonus strip between the two backing panels.
This quilt was in many ways challenging to me. The piecing was straightforward, but the color choices, the quilting in a dark thread, and machine binding (for added endurance) are all things that I would have avoided before.
Overall, it it approx. 60" square. Not a bed quilt, but a nice lazy Sunday nap quilt. Or something to add a little color at the end of a bed or chair back???
So thank you Mrs. RGF for your confidence and willingness to be my first professional victim!