I got some news that a friend of mine needed a little pick me up. For me, nothing says ” pick me up ” more than a snuggley quilt so…what to do….How to I get a quilt together FAST? That’s when I remembered that I had a quilt upstairs that needed to be quilted and that one would be perfect. I already had chosen a flannel for the back..just never got it quilted. Here it is all finished.
I had purchased the kit years and years ago when hubby and went to St. Cloud, Minnesota for my uncle’s funeral and stopped at Gruber’s Quilt Shop…if you haven’t been to Gruber’s add it to your bucket list. The pattern is from Aardvark Quilts. It’s called Stripes Squared. If you’re looking for a place to purchase the pattern from you can find that info here. I just completely and totally fell in love with the quilt. Many of the fabrics are brushed cottons so it’s an especially cozy quilt. I love how the geometrics of the stripes, triangles and squares all play together. My version was a 5 x 6 layout so it was 60 x 72. The pattern suggested a 4 x 5 layout but that wasn’t quite as big as I wanted.
I quickly snapped two photos before I gave the quilt to my friend and this one is the only one that showed up right. I have quite a bit of left over fabric from the kit. I have another project in mind for that.
I am a little sad that I didn’t take a picture of the back or of the quilting. I used a soft blue and violet variegated thread that was perfect. I used a new to me quilt design that I discovered when reading Mary Quilts’ blog. (I just love getting ideas from other quilters.)
The back is a black dot fabric with gold centers. All it all, it turned out to be a nice quilt….part of me kicks myself for not finishing the quilt sooner. The other part of me is so glad that I didn’t…I think this quilt was waiting for the right time and the right person. Giving it to my friend was perfect…and friend, if you’re reading this, know that I mean it when I said please ask if you need anything!! Our family would do anything to help you and yours out…you’re family.