A long time ago, say two years or so, I started a quilt for one of my sisters. She picked the design then I bought the fabric, made a few blocks, and gave her those blocks for her birthday. Unfortunately, I've learned that without deadlines sometimes I don't finish what I've started unless I have a little bit of...um...encouragement.
A couple months before Christmas, my sister started talking more and more about the quilt on her bed (I think she was dropping hints that she wanted me to finish the quilt I'd started for her). Then my mom, not so discreetly, told me that my sister wanted a new quilt for her bed. So, I kicked it in high gear and finished the quilt. And, it ended up being my favorite Christmas quilt finish!
I used the rectangle squared block tutorial by Ashley over at Film in the Fridge.
I used a variety of gray and black print fabrics with Kona red and Kona white for the blocks and sashing. For the border and most of the backing, I used a damask print from some Halloween fabric line that was on sale at my LQS last year. I used the rest of the blocks and actually pieced a back (gasp!) and I kind of love how the whole thing turned out.
My friend, Barbie, quilted this water ripple design for me and I think she did such a great job!
The finished quilt measures just under 70" x 90".