I shared yesterday that I finished the plaid quilt I was working on!
I did have to cut a bit all the way around to square up the quilt. Yes, it moved. It always moves, doesn't it? I have a neat idea on ways to use those small pieces of batting and fleece -- I'll have to show you soon!
Fast forward to the next morning and I was ready step back and take it all in! So purdy! I really like how the design turned out and that pocket totally rocks my socks!!
Oh, and don't you like that little pop of royal blue from the binding?
Here is a close up of the flannel. This is really one quilt that is meant to be touched before you can say you have really experienced it. It feels so darn soft!!
A quick peak of the soft blue-gray fleece used for the backing.
This was certainly one photogenic and adorable lap quilt! So, you may still be wondering who I made this quilt for. I told you it was for a guy. Any guesses?
The answer... this past Friday I gifted this quilt to my lovely step-father. He is still healing and regaining strength from an operation last year and he mentioned that he is cold a lot -- especially this time of year. That's what got my juices flowing. Maybe a nice warm quilt to snuggle with would keep him warm like a nice big hug.
When I gave it to him, I kind of just plopped a folded up bundle into his arms and told him I made it for him. He grinned, I grinned, Mom grinned, bro grinned, bro's fiancee grinned.
Dad unfolded it and said it was really nice. I told everyone they had to touch it -- it's so soft!! Dad draped it on his lap and I think little tears were forming in the corner of my eyes.
It's really touching to see him so surprised and happy! That moment is what I focused on with each stitch I put into the fabric. That is the moment I will remember for what I am sure will be a long long time!
I will also be sharing this at Amylouwho's Sew and Tell! You can see other fabulous sewing projects finished this week here.