My modern vacation quilt

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Hello everyone! I hope you enjoyed a beautiful Thanksgiving holiday. I did. In fact, it was one of our families best "Turkey Days". I had the week scheduled off from Watermelon Wishes, which in itself was a huge gift, as I've been working overtime since January. The early part of my vacation was filled with shopping, cleaning and a few household organizational projects that desperately needed tackling. Feeling gratified with my domestic progress, I reserved the latter portion of the break, for more enjoyable activities like cooking, overeating and sewing. Yep, even with the 40+ hours of sewing I manage during the week, I still love to sew for pleasure. It is a true passion of mine. 

Quilting is my current focus. There is a trend moving the nation called modern quilting. In my mind, that translates into a form of quilting whereby there are no rules. I like that. Just do as you please. Lovingly dubbed my "Vacation Quilt", the set pictured was made especially for our family room and includes a coordinating pillow. The quilt measures 52" x 52" and is just the right size to use for a winter nap. I love it, because it incorporates more than 60 different fabrics. I used a simple rectangular block design for the front and backed it in a crisp white flannel. The whole project took less than 4 hours start to finish. Time well spent, in my opinion, when you consider the joy this quilt is sure to bring to our family. As you can see, Isabel likes it!