I asked the fiancé for input on making an ‘us’ block. It seemed to fit which this whole crazy quilt concept because we’re kind of crazy. As I write this, the fiancé is walking around the living room with his snow pants in front of his legs, kicking them and making Godzilla noises. Crazy! That is only a fraction of why I love him.
Anywho, the blue fabric at the middle of the block is leftover from a camping pillowcase he made me the first year we met. I was leaving for a 2 week hike in Corsica and we’d only been together for a couple of months. I’d mentioned that when I hike, I use a stuff sack as a pillow, so he made me a handmade (really handmade because he didn’t have access to a sewing machine) pillowcase in my favourite colour. I would say best gift ever but last August he gave me an engagement ring and I feel that trumps the pillowcase… The heart is stitched in yellow and blue for both our favourite colours. Then, I used the grey fabric to give the block some stability (we’re both individually a little bit off but together, we’re pretty balanced). All the prints around are for the fun yet structured things that happen when we work together and the plain yet colourful fabrics around I thought would just bring the whole thing together. I really like this block!
Overall, I think this was one of the most freeing and fun quilts I have ever worked on. For a while, I was watching TV and finishing the stitching around the edges: This is my favourite stitching to do on quilts where I don’t use binding. I just find it makes a blanket just more blanket-like somehow. I know that doesn’t make sense but just go with it.
Now excuse me while I watch more of The Mindy Project!