About a month ago, my youngest daughter and I were picking out fabric for me to make her an anniversary quilt with wild animal prints.
My granddaughter (known here as Dolphin) said she wanted a new quilt, too, so she picked out a pink and lavendar butterfly fabric for her quilt.
Then, my grandson (known here as Jellyfish) said he’d also like a new quilt – so back to the fabric store we went. We share a love of horses and I was thrilled to see that he had picked out three fabrics with a horse theme plus coordinating colors for the sashing and border. Today, he got his new quilt.
Jellyfish loves to wrap up completely in a quilt, so I made this one a very roomy 60×72 inches. It was a simple block design taking advantage of the beautiful material.
I used one-inch sashing and cornerstones plus I fussy-cut four horses to use in the corners of the 4-inch borders.
Like his mother and sister, Jellyfish wanted a soft cuddly backing and chose fleece in a green plaid design with large horse heads.
I scanned a recent picture of him on a horse to print on fabric and make a label. I also included a small photo of myself so he’ll remember how we both looked when this quilt was made.
The only trouble with having a big, roomy quilt is that you might have to share it with your sister.