I shared pictures last week of my double throw sized Waterfalls Pattern. (If you didn’t catch it, you can read it here Waterfalls Pattern) Today, I’m going to share the pictures from the regular throw sized waterfalls quilt that I recently whipped up to give as a gift to a nephew!
*static noise* Mission: Create a gift for a 12-year-old boy.
Let me preface this by saying all I had to go on were his favorite colors. – Blue and Green – I decided to just go with a jelly roll because I happened to find one that was just perfect. (absolute lucky score!)
Here is the finished quilt – I was feeling spacey on this one.
The backing for the quilt is really soft flannel that I scored for $2.18/yard on a labor day sale at JoAnns Fabric.
Tangent – Did you know fabric stores celebrate labor day? I didn’t… but I swiped the whole bolt of this because… who doesn’t love a little cosmos in their life?
This is what I also came home with that day if you’re interested… (yes, those are me cleaning out the whole bolt of fabric, not little bitty stacks) I felt like a kid who just went on a spending spree at the candy store… which I guess I did technically. Or at least, the adult crafty woman version of it.
Waterfalls Pattern – The throw Version Pictures
This is a picture of the quilt before it left my house… Very simple straight line quilting, but I love the way it just folds so easily.
Then I decided to take way better pictures of the quilt once we arrived at my brother-in-law’s house because… just look at the view! This is their backyard! Wow, right? You better believe that the stars shine so bright at night without any city lights around!
The cosmos backing of the fabric echoes the silver moon shapes on the front of the quilt. Here is a slightly more detailed picture of the front fabric and quilting detail. See the “moon” shapes? They’re a metallic silver print and they shine so pretty!
One last little thing that I want to make sure everyone takes a second to see. My quilt label! Do you see it in the corner?
I was having a conversation with some of my quilting girls the other day (several of which are much older and have been quilting longer than I have) and one girl mentioned how there was this really sad trend in the quilting world that was happening.
There are quilts that have been made by generations before us that have lost their story/meaning. No one knows who made them, or who they were for… what occasion or what family they belong to. There are no labels and the word of mouth stories are being forgotten by family members.
I’m not going to lie. It broke my heart.
My greatest passion in making these quilts for my family is because I want them to know how much I love them and even long after I am gone, they will always have this part of me with them.
I have a quilt that is tattered and torn and well-loved and worn from my great-great-grandmother. I cherish it even though I never had the opportunity to meet her. But in another few generations, I don’t know that her story will pass on. It is a bittersweet pill to swallow.
Anyways, quilt labels are a post for us to discuss on another day.
The young man who I made this quilt for was overjoyed and loved snuggling up in it.
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