It's the start of another school year, which is always bittersweet for me. It feels good to be back in the classroom teaching. I'm convinced my high school students are glad to be back in the classroom too even though they don't always admit it...they need routine and normalcy just as much as my little ones at home. But the start of a new school year also reminds me of how quickly the years are passing by, especially with my daughther's birthday falling at back to school time. She turned eight this year, and I knew I wanted to gift her with a special quilt. She loves cats, so as soon as I came across the "Mother's Quilt" pattern by Heather Ross, I knew it was the perfect quilt for her.
I finished up my "Little Man" quilt this weekend and I think it turned out super cute. I just love this pattern by Camille Roskelley. It is simple and modern and I love how it showcases the fabrics. The quilting of this quilt didn't go quite as smoothly as I would have liked. While quilting, I accidentally stitched a fold into the back of my quilt and ended up ripping out about 13 lines of stitches as a result. It was pretty painful, but I'm kind of glad it happened because now I know to be extra careful to prevent this from happening in the future. As the saying goes, live and learn. I think what I like most about this quilt is the way the soft muted colors create an understated but cohesive look. The fabrics are from Michael Miller's Citron and Gray collection. I used Kona cotton in Ash for the sashing which is one of my favorite solids. I tend to gravitate toward brighter colors in my quilts so I was surprised to find how much I ended up liking