Tuesday, January 12, 2016

First finish of 2016 - Buffalo Check Quilt

I am impatiently patiently awaiting the arrival of my first baby (due date is Thursday!!) and while i've been… waiting… i've been keeping busy finishing up old tiny WIP's as well as starting new ones! The nesting bug is strong in this one.

I started a quilt for my dad, who I realized over Christmas break… doesn't have his own quilt! How is that possible!? Anyway, my dad works outside for a living so when the weather gets cold he has a hard time getting warm even after being home. Snuggly, cozy, soft, all words that I wanted this quilt to be for my dad. That being said, on January 3rd I decided to start… and complete a quilt for him :)

A Buffalo check quilt was exactly what he needed. Backed in minky of course!!

When I saw The Empty Bobbin had posted a pattern for it, I immediately jumped at the chance. Simple strip piecing had this one come together in about 3 hours. It's also just shy of a twin size which makes it amazing for a huge lap size, which all the men in my life seem to love.

Unfortunately, this is the only picture I got because it was quickly gifted and just as quickly put to good use. It's been nice to go over to the house and see it bunched up on the couch or see him sleeping under it! He calls me daily to thank me and tell me how much he likes it… and in reality, as quilters, isn't that just the most amazing thank you we can receive!? 

If anyone is interested in making their own, I definitely recommend the pattern! I also will be carrying the Bordeaux Kaffe Fassett print in my shop next week if anyone is looking for it. I went with a solid red and black that I had on hand and it worked great. I plan to try a grey version later this month!

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