When I first saw this quilt on Ashely’s blog, I knew it would be the perfect design for a birthday gift for my sister. I contacted Ashley, who graciously allowed me to copy her design and fabric choices. I’m so glad she didn’t mind– I just love her quilts!
I decided to back the quilt using a flannel print from Anna Maria Horner’s Folksy Flannel line (this print is called buttoned up berry). I love how warm and soft it made this quilt– perfect for getting through the winter months.
Before I gifted the quilt to my sister, I showed the quilt to a family friend who came by to visit. She loved the quilt and offered to buy it off me on the spot! I had to resist, since it wasn’t for sale, but in lieu of purchasing that quilt, she commissioned a similar quilt using the other colorway of Innocent Crush fabrics. I modified the design a bit to keep the piecing simpler so I could put the quilt top together a little more quickly, and I’m nearly ready to quilt this second quilt. I can’t wait to get it done– there’s something so satisfying about finishing up a quilt!