Here's the quilt I made for my father-in-law for Christmas. It was kind of a last minute idea, so I feel like I threw it together. I felt the need to use all shot cottons, which limited my color choices. I chose the purples because they reminded me of wine. I was debating between greens and grays for the other color. I also found that the shot cottons I bought (from PurlSoho) are extremely mobile and were constantly moving when I would cut and sew. Similar to linen, I guess. I don't love the colors, but I don't hate them either.
I wanted a pattern that had a bit of a modern flare and on the masculine side of quilting. I feel as though I hit the mark on that aspect. I couldn't find a backing that felt right. I finally settled on the mustaches because they made me laugh. I figured this was my only chance to use a fabric like this.
I need to venture out and learn how to free motion quilt. I was going to with this quilt, but ran out of time. I was hand sewing the binding on Christmas Eve until about 2:30am. The size of the quilt is perfect for napping on the couch. It made me want more quilts for myself.
Next on my sewing list:
Beau's quilt: The pattern is chosen, fabric is bought. Now I just need to sew.
Curtains: I've been pushing this one off for a while.
Cora's dress: I have the fabric to make her a dress for my sister's wedding. The wedding is this month, so I guess I should start that one.