I made a rather late start on this project – beginning only on 4th December, and working against the clock for a very special person – eldest son.
When asked for colour preference, eldest son had said “purples and black”, neither of which I had in my stash so I ordred in fabric especially, choosing prints in the “Shadows” collection and a black in the “Focus” collection. There’s a third print, but you’ll see that in other photos. I set to work cutting 5” squares and then cut the black even smaller, into 2.5” squares
because the plan was to make X’s and O’s.
So ten blocks of each, to which I added black borders, then quilted
and joined together with the third, darker print.
And on the back . . .
Finished quilt measures 50” x 60”. This is the first time I’ve worked with a black background, and I have to say, I love the finished result. Print fabrics are all leaves, so there’s nothing flowery, and I think it makes a gorgeous manly snuggle quilt.