There’s another quilt project that’s on my Christmas deadline list.
Back when we moved, I mentioned that my brother’s friend Shawn joined the moving party and gave us an extra pair of very strong helping hands. Here’s a little background: Shawn actually lives with my brother and his family – he’s lived them a couple years now, and has pretty much become part of the family. Because I have a cousin with the same name, I usually refer to him as “new brother” Shawn.
Still, I didn’t really expect him to want to help us move. But he did. He, my brother, and Dave did all the heavy lifting. It was hot, humid, and generally a hard, miserable day. We gave them all a bit of money, but it wasn’t enough for the hard work they put in. (It worked out to about $11 an hour).
I decided he deserves a quilt. I didn’t have much “manly” fabric in the stash, so I asked Mom if she had anything. She still had a pack of fat quarters from the Stonehenge Solstice collection, as well as a few coordinating fabrics, and was willing to give them up to a good cause.
Like my brother’s quilt, I decided this one needed a little planning. It didn’t take long, because it’s basically similar to the baby top I just finished. But still, I needed to know how many squares I needed to cut.
They are all prepped and ready to go, so I can sneak in a throw a block together whenever I have a spare half hour or so.
And of course, I couldn’t resist making one right away!
And I’m happy to say, it passed quality inspection… onto the others!
* If these prints look familiar, it’s because I made Dave a quilt out of the same line a couple years ago. I’m thrilled to be creating with them again! *
10 thoughts on “Solstice stars”
Those Celtic knits are beautiful!
That will be beautifiul and I know it will be very much appreciated.
What a beautiful block and Burton seems to approve too! Your new brother will really appreciate it when he receives it.
Beautiful fabrics and block. Shawn will love and appreciate the quilt.
Such a beautiful block! It will be an awesome quilt/gift. I love seeing how different colors/fabrics change the appearance of a block.
That is just so incredibly gorgeous!!!
This is a very striking block-a great way to say thank you!
Lord Burton knows good stuff when he sits on it!
oh what a thank you!!! I Iove the orange/yeIIow abstract next to the bIack!
Love the rich colors!