I'm trying to give each young bride from our small church a throw-sized quilt when she marries. Also trying to use what I have on hand - and I have plenty on hand!
Fabric: from a 5-yard bundle - Marcus Fabrics: Barnes of Bonnie Blue on most of them, Greystone on one
Pattern: free with the bundle - uses 5 yards down to almost the last inch. Five Yard Quilts by Rebecca Boline (four twin size quilt patterns for five yards of fabric) Four of the yards were used in the 4-patch and 4-rail blocks. The fifth yard made the border - some of that was left over, but very little of the other ones.
Backing:108" backing I had on hand for a project that didn't get made - Windham Fabrics Whistler Studios #32678
Quilting: hearts in the 4 patch blocks, meander in the rails.
All I had heard was that the bride was going to have some red in her kitchen and that the bathroom towels were a blue that was more grey. At the shower today I was happy to see how close to her color choices my fabrics turned out to be. The bride-to-be and her fellow sing together in a country band so "Harmony" seemed a fitting quilt name. I thought the fabrics quite boring when I started working with them and thought I might need to applique something on it - but I decided they worked well in harmoney with each other by the time I was through.
The NEXT bride (May wedding) was there and her mother mentioned - quite nicely - that her daughter's favorite fabric choice was leopard. Leopard? Really? Any ideas on that one??? Unless I just went black, brown, and white/cream I don't have anything like that on hand.