It’s amazing what you can get done when the in-laws are in town. Don’t get me wrong, they’re wonderful people who are sweet and kind to me and I’m lucky that I have them. But I’m sure at least some of you understand the whole in-law thing. Especially when they show up for a surprise weekend stay.
But I had some Joel Dewberry Manzanita fat quarters itching to be made into something…so here’s what I did with my weekend.
It’s the Snapshot quilt from the Happy Hour quilt book. I used 13 fat quarters and this went together lickety split. I must applaud the excellent cutting instructions in the pattern. They give two options (one for slightly small fats and one for full fats) which was so great. I mean, how many patterns really respect the fact that fat quarters (especially if you pre-wash) never end up giving you a full 18″x22″?
I have the backing done too…so now I have to pin baste and decide how I want to quilt this. Seriously – any suggestions? I’d love to just stitch in the ditch, but I think the non-quilted areas will be too large (the squares are 8.5 inches wide). But I don’t want to get too fiddly – because I don’t have the patience to stipple etc and because I don’t want to mess with the clean modern lines.
I bought the fat quarters through the Pine Needle Quilt shop. They do EXCELLENT quilt kits and bundles. I have their Hip to be Square kit too and it’s gorgeous. But you can also get a full Manzanita fat quarter set at the Fat Quarter shop.
Sheesh. If this is the kind of productivity I can eke out when the in-laws are in town, I should invite them up every weekend. Uhhhh…let’s just pretend I didn’t think that.