I’ve been really lucky and have won several blog giveaways. Two or three years ago, I won a pattern from Anka’s Treasures. It’s not in front of me but I think it’s called the birthday quilt. I left off the borders but you’ll recognize it when you see the picture. Then last May, I won a layer cake of Kate Spain’s new Joy line. I thought they’d be perfect together. I was right!
When I pulled out the number of squares called for in the pattern (just 14), I realized I still had 28 squares left – enough for a second quilt. Since middle daughter’s new baby is due just after Christmas and very likely to be early, I decided to make him a second quilt, just in case. I wanted a traditional pattern for his and chose one of my favorites, Churn Dash.
Then I made the gift quilt, but for me.
I put it over the back of my couch – the top is a camelback and so isn’t level but you get the idea.