There was one handmade gift under our Christmas Tree this year. Luna (my 8 year old) and I made this for my husband. We started working on this Blue and White (with a bit of Red and Grey) quilt this September. I did most of the sewing and Luna arranged most of the 2.5" squares into blocks of 6 by 6 squares and some additional 'skinny' blocks of 3 by 6 squares.
To create a random yet balanced colour arrangement we followed a 'special' formula per block: at least 3 solid white squares, 1 or 2 red squares, about 5 grey squares and the rest all blue, or white with a blue print. In addition to that we aimed to put 2-3 very dark squares (blue or grey) in each block and a couple of solids. I used fabrics from my stash, from my scraps and bought the white-with-grey- lettering fabric for this project at IKEA. Initially for the back but as I wanted to make the quilt a little larger I used it for the borders as well. I was not brave enough to try mitered corners on the border though... The binding is a dark blue Kona cotton.
I free motion quilted it in a loopy pattern and I clearly still need to work on my quilting skills, unless you really like angular loops and a crazy mix of longer and shorter stitches. ;)
My husband likes the quilt a lot though and so does Milo... I really need to finish some more quilts next year as I have a stack of finished quilt tops in my cupboard. I'm just not so crazy about the quilting part of quilting... and I have a tempting stack of low volume fat quarters and a new quilt ruler for cutting triangles and hexagons and such. :)
Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas too!