And here's the whole quilt, made the same size as in the book, 64" x 80".
Originally, I wanted to just make a baby quilt size, but found that because of the block size, the design was cut off on the side and bottom.
Scaling back the block size would have been better - maybe next time! Fortunately, I had just enough background fabrics to make more blocks for the full size, though I'm not really sure what I'm going to do with such a large quilt.
But check out the backing! A pretty blue/aqua 4 yard piece was in the stash, and it works so well with the front.
Remember I gave hints for piecing backing that would make a longarmer very happy? Well, I did that horizontal seam, and then decided to load the quilt on it's side so that I could quilt a lengthwise row. Not the best planning on my part.
But being me, I bit the bullet and dealt with yet another quilt with some sagging on the ends. Fortunately, this one came out fine.
I also chose ruler work in keeping with the geometric theme. There were lots of stops and starts, and the quilt police will surely point out my knots!
I'll be keeping this one around for awhile, as it has a nice soft hand, then who knows where it's forever home will be?
So that's it for my January Book of the Month feature. I could have kept going and made a few more, as there are some really nice, modern patterns in Quilt Giving. But, it's time to move on, and to continue to use up the stash - just makes room for more fabric!