Finishing a project is always so gratifying, BUT completing a project that has been in the works for three years and is being given as a gift, is even more gratifying. For my family Christmas we draw names. I selected my sister-in-law Kelly. I immediately thought of this quilt. It would match their red couches and wood floors perfectly.
The quilt top uses the pattern Simply-a-Bloom from the Moda website. I did change the border width and chose not to add the flower appliques. The fabric is a layer cake, named Simply Abundance, is by Bonnie & Camille. For quilting, I chose a simple stippling. While quilting, I added the name of each member of the family. It turned into a fun ispy game as they are pretty tricky to find! The back is a chocolate brown minky fabric. Oh, I love that stuff! It makes the quilt so warm and comfy.
The best part, I believe they appreciated and love the quilt -- always a bonus when you give a homemade gift!