I like the quilting more after washing!
Rachel's Penny Patch quilt tutorial. The first one I made was in the radiant orchid color theme that was all the rage last year.
In selecting the fabrics for this gift, my goal was for a primarily low volume quilt with touches of yellow and blue (colors they've painted their apartment). There are some special fabrics chosen with the recipients in mind: map of the Chicago Transit Authority, eye glasses, states fabric (with their home states and Illinois fussy cut), literature quotes, coffee pots, cats (to coordinate with the keyboard cover) and so on. Not quite sure the finished quilt qualifies as "low volume." Fortunately (?!), I have lots of LV still in my stash, I will have to try again.
I wish I had photographed their faces when they opened the present. That was a gift to ME! I know they will enjoy many hours snuggling under this large lap quilt watching movies during the cold Chicago winter.
Linking up with AmandaJean's finish it up Friday!