Hey! Now that its February, I thought I'd get around to sharing a quilt I finished in 2013 ...
Back in December, I was crazy enough to try and finish 4 quilts in the two weeks leading up to Christmas. One of them was a quilt for my husband's niece, who is a Lily Pulitzer-loving college kid. She made the Dean's List so I figured she was worthy of a quilt for Christmas. ;-) And it was what she requested when I asked at Thanksgiving if she'd like me to make her something. Who am I to say no?
I finally decided on a pattern and since it was like a week before Christmas I knew it needed to be big blocks to make this happen in time. So a Giant Sparkle Punch it was. I used the tutorial from Elizabeth Hartman here and made all my blocks 6" finished. (Each star is roughly 18 inches.)
On a mission to quilt this from my stash, I started with a few Lily Pulitzer scraps I had tucked away. And then went from there with pink and yellow being deemed a requested color scheme.
I am pretty proud to say that (1) this was an all-stash quilt and (2) I actually really did give it to her! It's so my jam with the pinks and greens in this one. It was one of the reasons I quilted her monogram in a star point (see above photo in the bottom point of the star) .... so I could force myself to gift it. ;-)
I am pretty proud of getting the pieced back on straight too. Of course, being on a tight deadline barely left me any sunlight to take decent photos. (Geez, my quilts sure look tiny when my giant 6'4" hubs holds them up!)
I also "signed" a few quilts this past Christmas in my quilting by quilting a heart, my initials and the year. :-)
I am so glad it was well-received. Had it not, it would have come right back to my house!
Happy Sewing! :-)