"Not my normal color palate" turned into this:
and I am in love!!! I could not be more thrilled with this quilt! It measures 70"x80", larger than I had originally decided on, but I had to go big- I love big quilts!~ So a BIG lap quilt it is :) This quilt, if you remember, was made for my dear friend who just began a three year chemo regimen. So for on the days she may need an extra hug, here is a HUG for her!! It is not my normal color choices, but it is oh so her!! I am giddy with how much it looks like her! And I absolutely loved watching the colors come together! It was a work of love- a fast one too- my fabrics did not all arrive until four days ago, and with the holidays and all the obligations I had this week, I was up til the wee hours every night getting this done. It has to be done by today to go in the "Hug" boxes her family is giving her for Christmas. She will open a box each month- such a wonderful idea! It is in the wash at the moment so it can get all lovely and crinkly in the dryer, and then it will be delivered to the boxer-uppers! I can hardly wait! What a fantastic surprise!
For quilting, I chose my all time favorite, teeny tiny loops! It just makes me smile, and it's an added bonus that it makes it crinkle up extra good in the dryer! ;)
I chose prints and solids for the front- and love how they play together! It was my first time mixing in quite a few solids and I will definitely be doing this again! A good thing! The backing had to be a super soft vintage sheet. I had found this butterfly one a while back and was so happy that it had not been listed (and cut into) yet! The colors are perfect, and I love that it's a butterfly! It reminds me of hope! So it fit this quilt to a tee!
Off it goes for a special Christmas box of HUGS!!!