Monday, May 22, 2017
Spools for Alyssa
Finished this one - it was so fun to piece. A quilt for my niece Alyssa to take to college. She is a cancer survivor and wants to be a pediatric oncology nurse. She is a star soccer player - and a quilter!
Alyssa loves homespun, repros, batiks, and wanted some maroon.
I always like to add a bit of sashiko to my quilts:
The machine quilting was fast, simple, and fun -
8-inch blocks. Medium/dark spools on light backgrounds, with a few opposites mixed in. Plenty of gold/orange to complement the maroon. Some "fade out" blocks. Blues and greens too - to balance those assertive maroons and golds.
Wish I could deliver it in person but it's packaged and ready to send to North Carolina tomorrow!