Actually, the name of this pattern is called “Impromptu” by Rachel Griffith Designs. You can get the pattern here.
I chose a line called Road 15 by Sweetwater. You can see the fabrics here.
My friend Donna pieced this for me. She is often referred to as the “Piecing Police” because she is a supreme piecer and always does a great job for me.
I just saw this line and knew I wanted to make a quilt from it. I love all of Sweetwater’s lines. They are always fresh & fun…and there is always something comforting about their designs.
But I am pretty sure that I am going to give this quilt to my son for his graduation gift. It has many patterns with roads and maps. neighborhoods, city blocks ect. I have no idea where he will land, what places he will go ect…….but I am blessed to have raised him. As difficult as his personality has been at times….I learned more about myself. I had to grow up with him. I had to learn to refine my anger management…..I had to learn lots of things. But in the end we are both better for it….we also have a strong bond. He and I can look at each other from across a packed gym and know what each other is saying in that eye contact. That’s priceless.
I have spoken of our love of Dr. Seuss around here. It’s also kind of a thing..because a Dr. Seuss character is named Horton. So when my babies were born they all had those books as gifts from the baby shower. When I was pregnant for the first time I bought the whole collection of books because I knew we would need them. We still have them. 🙂 You have heard our Grinch story several times…..and also …..My Kids’ elementary school principal would do a whole Dr. Seuss event ( every year). She dressed like the cat in the hat and had several events based upon Dr.Seuss. He has just been intertwined in our lives…from the beginning. So I think it’s only fitting that when I gift this quilt to my Son I will also send send him with a Dr. Seuss book called ” Oh the places you’ll go.”
The quilt and book will be a perfect combo for him to take away with him where ever he goes. To think about it makes my heart cry. But it’s approaching and I have to accept it. I have to get ready now…because the closer it gets…I may not be functioning. LOL
I decided to keep the quilting simple. A simple grid. It’s fitting for the quilt and the fabrics.
This is the back:
It’s a neighborhood. Hopefully where ever he lands it will be close to his momma. Mostly I want him to be happy.
Thanks so much for letting me share. Thank you Donna for helping me. Always.