Finally, another quilt done. I HAVE been working on quilting a lot but this is the first in a while to come to completion.
I got on a kick of cutting and creating kits for patterns from some borrowed books from Fabric Cafe. The series is 3-yard quilts and in all of these patterns a lap quilt is made using one yard eash of three different fabrics. I cut and kitted TWELVE quilt tops and pieced four of them - all from my stash.
Then, one pattern struck me a being just right for patriotic colors but I wanted a larger size. So I actually needed to purchase fabric so I could 'double the recipe' and use TWO yards of each color.
The pattern I used is from the book 'Quick As a Wink' and is called 'Entwined'.
I called this 'Locked Boxes'.
I didn't buy enough of this flag print for the backing so I added in strips of red, white and blue to stretch it out.
This oversized throw was made as a Quilt of Valor and awarded to a family friend who served as a Marine in Vietnam and beyond. He was very appreciative.