Tuesday, December 4, 2012
I made this throw for my DIL, Cady for Christmas. When she and our son visited last summer, she admired this collection in my shop (It's called Lemon Grove). I thought I'd surprise her this Christmas with a little throw. The pattern is called the Big Block Quilt and it's SUPER fast to make! The blocks are.... well.... BIG. I used the darker prints for the border and the lighter prints for the center, and black kona for the frames. The dark/light print placement is subtle, but I think it creates a nice frame.
I love the circles! I saved them for the back so I could use a lot of it. :->
The throw is just 53 x 71 inches, but it would be very easy to add an extra row of blocks and make it larger. It's great for showing off large prints. My friend, Julie, made this with Asian prints. If you take out a couple of blocks, it would even make a good baby quilt. It's really a versatile pattern.
I don't think Cady reads my blog very often. Fingers crossed she doesn't see this, 'cause it would be fun if she was surprised.
Posted by Sue at 11:00 PM