Roan will be eight this month. He asked me if he could have the Unknown Direction baby quilt I made when he saw it.
I thought I’d do better and go Roan size.
The rows are nearly sewn, but I’ve been waiting on some more aegean shot cotton to finish it to size. The Anna Maria Flannel I bought up when it came on sale for the back. The softness is amazing.
In the weeks since purchasing the flannel I received Denyse Schmidt’s new book and couldn’t stop thinking about the string pieced star quilt in it. Roan and I both have a lifelong love of singing “You Are My Sunshine,” so I believe there are some words going in here somewhere too.
I constructed the large block in nine-patch style with improvisational points and bypassed Denyse’s muslin foundation triangle blocks with matching points.
Now I’ve got to figure out a design to combine the flannel and the star for the back. To achieve this I needed to order more shot cotton. Does anyone else seem to have this problem of constantly ‘needing’ more fabric?
I’ll be quilting it in the same style as Unknown Direction, minus the mess up and more distance between lines. Unknown Direction has since post quilting disaster been renamed Two Martini.
I doubt I’ll wrap this one up in time for his birthday next week, but I’m aiming for the end of the month.