Solid & Stripes Quilt


A year ago {Christmas 2013} I gave each of my children a new quilt for Christmas.  As I’ve combed through the few pictures I can find from the last 2 years of our lives, I realized that I never posted pictures of some of them.  This quilt was made for my then 13 year old son, and the pictures were taken hurriedly before wrapping it, with the intent that I would properly photograph it later.  Oh well.


I cut 2.5 strips of my cherished Going Coastal fabrics along with some Shore Thing prints (both collections by Emily Herrick) and added a few additional prints.  I sewed them together with 2.5″ green solid squares between strips and made two sections of this style.  I then added a navy blue solid between them so it wouldn’t be too busy for his tastes.  It is simply quilted and I love the way it puckered up a little after washing.


As with all of my other children, the quilt top means little compared to a minky backing in this case.  All they seemed to care about was size and minky, which is fine.  If I hadn’t been able to please them with ultra simple quilt designs I likely wouldn’t have reached my goal of giving one to each of them.  While this quilt isn’t my favorite one I made last year, it has certainly been loved and used, which makes me very happy.

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