It feels like it’s been a million years since I started this quilt! In reality, it’s only been about five months … and with two little monkeys underfoot, that’s really only about 2 weeks in mommy time!
I’m so very excited to share that Flurry is finally finished! Warning … photo-heavy post ahead!
The quilt finishes at 68″ square, although our pattern includes instructions for a 43″ Wall-hanging quilt and a 93″ Queen Size as well. The gorgeous fabric used in the sample is Indigo Patchwork by Connecting Threads.
I typically photograph quilts in our backyard or at the local park, but it just so happened that we were heading up the hill a few days after picking the quilt up from Fran at Finishing Touch. Every January, we head to Tahoe with our bestie-cousins for a weekend in the snow. I remember that I was so furiously working on the binding in the car as we headed up HWY 80, so excited about taking photos in an actual winter setting that I never even noticed that even as we drove higher and higher … the scenery wasn’t changing at all. It wasn’t until I happened to really take a look around once we hit Donner Summit that I noticed there was NO SNOW!!
Just look at the hill in the background!! I was sooooo disappointed! I knew that we were having a record dry year, but deep down I was expecting a bit of a powdered sugar dusting and some snow patches in the shade! I settled for taking some photos from our townhouse balcony … with bright green pines in the background … and figured that would be as close as it would get.
The following morning, after two hours of driving around, we finally found some snow near the Mt. Rose summit!
After a few hours of goofing around with the kiddos, I was able to sneak in a couple of quick photos before we headed back to the cabin for our lunch.
Satisfied, I packed the quilt away in the car for the trip home … but as we were bundling the kids upstairs for naps, we happened to glance outside and see that it was starting to snow! I grabbed the camera and quilt, and rushed outside to snap a couple more pictures from our deck …
… and then took the quilt back upstairs and snuggled down under it with my not-so-little man. Let me tell you … it was the best way to spend an afternoon … cuddled up with a dozing toddler under a cozy quilt watching the snow softly falling outside the window. When we woke up, I had my snow dusted vista …
… and the kiddies had their very own snow park in our cul-de-sac!
I loved this quilt before we left, but now it’s all wrapped up in snuggly, happy, wintery memories too!! If you’d like to make your own Flurry quilt, the pattern is available here.