Sunday, January 2, 2011

The cubbie hole quilt

The entire time that I was arranging and piecing this quilt, all I could think of were the cubbie holes at Addy's preschool where the kids put their coats and backpacks. I actually have this similar, but more complicated, Aardvark pattern in my stash. I used that pattern as a starting point and simplified it to work with the yardage that I bought. I started with 10 half-yard cuts, and I used just about every little bit of it!
I bought a bunch of the Verna line by Kate Spain when I stopped at a quilt shop near my mom's house, and as soon as I got it home I knew that the fabric was perfect for my friend Suzanne. She just finished up her last year of medical school, so of course a quilted gift was in order!
 Backing is Kona with a small pieced detail.

Finished measurements were about 60"x80".
Quilted in a small meandering pattern.

6 comments:

felicity said...

Oh lovely! It's always amazing (to me) how effective a simple pattern can be. Love the small pieced detail in the back. And great quilting to boot!

Shelley said...

Such a lovely quilt and what a great gift for a special occasion!

Kristie said...

Very pretty and warm. I am sure your friend will love it!

Creative disorganization said...

oh I like it alot, will have to get some fabric

Diane said...

What a great gift! I am sure your friend will love it. The brown you chose for the back is perfect for the busy front.

Quiltstory said...

very pretty! love it. Thanks for linking to Quiltstory!