I pieced this quilt back when I was still in college, like 2009 or 2010. In fact I blogged about it way back in the day when I finished piecing it (see post here). I have been holding onto this quilt for a while because I wanted to give it to my father and his fiance' for their wedding gift. Well, it seems that this lovely couple is destined to be perpetually engaged. I know they are going to be together forever, and yet wedding plans are still not seemingly in the works. Nonetheless, I got tired of waiting to give this to them, haha.
The pattern that I used for piecing is "Patches and Pinwheels" which is a free pattern by Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville.com (pattern here). It is really a 2 block quilt, and even though there are some small pieces, it goes together quickly. I love the movement of this pattern, and I am sure that I will used this pattern again. It is a great way to use up scrap strips of fabric.
It made my heart happy to give this quilt to people who have been so supportive of me. My dad is the kind of person who cares about listening to what you have to say. He is intelligent, and open minded, and he can always give good advice without making you feel stupid in the process. My Stepmom, in perfect contrast, is warm and caring and a little bit sassy. These people, despite being family, have often been some of the only people I can always count on. I wish I had more than just this quilt to give them. It certainly doesn't begin to pay back all the things they have done for me.
Thanks for letting me share this quilt with you. :)
Have a great weekend!
The Quilted Mitten