This quilt was a gift to a family that we are REALLY good friends with. You know, the kind of friends that are practically family? The ones you have a million memories with. The ones you go on trips with. The ones you entrust your kids to (the one and only time that you need to leave them for a few nights. I know my husband and I really need to get away more:)
So ever since they watched our kids for us a couple of years ago, I had been telling them that I was going to make them a quilt. So last August when we were on a trip together in St. George, UT. I took Lisa fabric/pattern shopping. Lisa was immediately drawn to this pattern by Basic Grey (called Norma Jeane) featuring Basic Grey's new fabric line called Little Black Dress.
We bought a few cuts from that fabric line and then I filled in with a bunch of other fabrics from my stash that I had actually been collecting for their quilt (glad we were on the same page color-wise!)
Lisa really wanted black minky on the back so that's what I did! However, since I used a really light sashing (Odds and Ends Vintage 37048 11 by Moda to be exact) and a solid cream fabric for the border the black showed through a little bit. But I think it looks o.k.!
I added an extra row of pinwheels onto the side and bottom of the quilt so it ended up being a nice throw size. I think it measured about 56" x 72". There were forty-eight 6" pinwheels. 192 half-square triangles. I trimmed and squared up each one so it'd be extra purdy :)
We were able to deliver this quilt to our friends last Saturday during our annual night of pizza, bowling and dessert with the kiddos. (FYI - the restaurant we went to is called The Rusted Sun and it's definitely a favorite, yet very small pizza joint that I highly recommend - yum yum!) Our friends seemed sincerely excited and so appreciative about the quilt. And I enjoyed every minute of working on it and LOVED giving it to such wonderful friends!