Back in August, I was visiting my in-laws and we decided on some beautiful fabrics for me to use to make them an over-sized lap quilt. They both quickly agreed that they wanted fall colors, and my mother-in-law and I had a wonderful afternoon in a local quilt store looking at fabric. We picked out 8 different fabrics based around a green ginkgo leaf fabric and orange ginkgo leaf fabric (look at the border for the finished quilt; it also shows up repeatedly throughout the quilt). So the quilt was going to be green and orange and rely heavily on fabrics with leaf print. Sweet! I was thinking about making another log cabin, but for my birthday I got a lovely book called “Cozy Modern Quilts” and I thought that I would make them a “Four Square” quilt instead.
Well, I quickly decided that I would upsize and make the quilt large enough for their queen sized bed. And I kept finding more and more beautiful fabrics. It quickly turned into a large, beautiful project. I decided to make the quilt 7 blocks wide by 8 blocks long, so I first made 56 different blocks like this (half green/half orange):
Once I had 56 of the basic blocks, I cut them all into quarters:
And then I spent an entire day playing around with out to piece it all back together.
When I got the quilt back, Puppy was sooooo excited. He just absolutely loves nesting in these larger quilts while I am putting on the binding. Here are the cozy kitty and I on top of the finished product:
I tried really hard to line up the binding to match the border. Turned out pretty well, if I do say so myself:
The backing is a continuous piece of batik fabric I ordered from fabric.com. I was a bit apprehensive about whether or not it would match, but I think it is beautiful and just right for the quilt! If you look at the larger picture below, you get a better detail of the quilting, which is a repeated oak leaf pattern in a variegated green thread.
Just a few days after I finished the binding, I traveled out to visit and deliver the quilt in person. It looks so great on their bed!!!