Catching up on some finishes that were Christmas presents now: this was a gift for my Mum. Back in May I offered to make a quilt for her to gift to a colleague who was having a baby. She was involved in picking out the design and the colours and it resulted in the first Quasar Quilt. But had her colleague been expecting a girl, there was one design that Mum just kept going back to. It's a pin on Pinterest that links to an Etsy shop.
In a separate conversation, she also said how nice it would be to have a baby/toddler quilt at her house for when she has tiny visitors. I stored this away and when she visited in August I had her pick out the fabrics for this quilt, telling her it was for a friend. In fact this was such a perfect present that on Christmas Eve when we were preparing food, she asked me how much sewing I had on and whether she could a add a quilt for her to the list! So here it is.
I bought the background, an Alison Glass print, specifically with my Mum in mind. She likes fabrics that have light to them, and I really thought this fitted the bill. All of the other fabrics are from my stash. The quilt finishes at 55" x 50" and I backed it with Ikea Nummer - perfect for those slightly wider quilts.
I started the quilt on 29th August, avoided trimming all those half square triangles for a while, then got it pieced and quilted, finished by 22nd November. The quilting is just lines echoing the colours in the background. This was a straightforward quilt but I think it's rather striking.
This is a Finish Along finish. You can find my original list here.