I have wanted to make a quilt for my friend, Beth, for quite a while. I finally got the opportunity to go fabric shopping with her late this summer, and she picked out a beautiful selection of colors that reminded me strongly of gorgeous fall color.
Because the colors and fabrics blended together so well, I immediately thought about the “Four Square” quilt pattern that I used previously to make a quilt for my in-laws. My husband wanted to get some flight training in October, and I used the time during the day he was out getting flight instruction to spend time with my sewing machine making the blocks for the quilt. We were staying at Cherry Valley Ranch BnB, and I had a fantastic sewing retreat. After the blocks were made, I cut them all into quarters…
…and then I had a lot of fun re-assembling them into the final quilt pattern.
The color gradient across this quilt is really stunning, and it was a joy to create.
The block pattern made my husband think of the quilting design my free-motion quilting instructor called “robot”, and I think it works really well for this quilt.
The finished quilt is just barely big enough to cover the top of a queen sized mattress – 71.5″ by 82.75″.
I hope that Beth stays warm and cozy under this quilt. Based on comments I have received as I have worked on the quilt, I think she’ll have to make sure someone doesn’t “borrow” it from her because she might not get it back! 🙂
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