This is the second quilt I helped Alissa make for a Christmas gift last year. This one was a gift for her mom. I shared the one she made for her dad last week. I helped her make four others in 2015.
She saw a quilt with similar blocks online, but didn't see a pattern. I drafted it out and did the quilty math for blocks finishing at 11 inches. The quilt finished about 55 x 77 inches.
We purchased the fabric, cut it out, and decided on a layout together. First we tried a random layout. Then we tried a rainbow layout. (Forgive the awful phone photos, but I think it helps to see both ways.)
You can see which one we liked better! The rainbow layout made the colors sing.
Alissa did all of the piecing and I quilted it with an open feather design on my Tiara.
She decided on a pink minky for the backing.
She chose the bright blue for the binding which we also worked on together.
She was thinking about wrapping it up like a big Tootsie Roll for fun.
It was so much fun helping Alissa finish this quilt.