A few weeks ago, my next-door neighbor passed away.
Regrettably, I didn't know him well. We got off to an unfortunate rough start, and never became friendly with the family (apart from the obligatory wave from the driveway if we both happened to be outside). His daughter, Julia, babysat for me once a couple of months ago. She is very sweet, and plays with my girls when they're outside. After hearing the news of her father's passing, I felt like I wanted to do something for her - however small.
This quilt was already on my design wall, with no particular recipient in mind, so I've decided I'm going to give it to her:
This quilt was made using 2 charm packs of Kate Spain's 'Terrain' fabric line, and the equivalent of 2 charm packs worth of the solid. I used Michael Miller's Cotton Couture solid in 'Jewel', and I think it paired very well with the print line. I chose to outline the seams connecting the solid triangles, which formed a cool stair-step/zigzag pattern. The backing is Random Pencil Check in Turquoise, with a tiny corner of Grape shot cotton.
I especially love the binding:
I chose MMCC in Violet for the binding. I'm a huge fan on contrast binding, or at least a different color from the quilt top. I like it to stand out.
I'll be giving this quilt to its new owner soon. I hope she likes it. I know its a small gesture. As I said, I don't know them well, and I just wanted to offer some kindness in this sad time.