For her twin bed quilt, she sent me yards of this beautiful turquoise batik fabric with gold Judaic designs printed on it:
..along with this starry white-on white fabric (it looks grey in the photo, but it's pure white).
...And she specified that I should make stripes using Cheryl Lynch's "Curvalicious" ruler. I wrote a blog post about Curvalicious two years ago, when Cheryl gifted me with one. Its deceptively simple design is modern, retro, and stylish, all at the same time.infant-intelligence-enhancing baby quilt.
So I created a background - a wide turquoise piece with a narrower white piece - then fused and appliquéd the stripes onto the white background. Added batting and backing, and quilted it heavily. Bound it and done!
To stitch down the stripes, I used a machine zig-zag.
Please disregard the fact that some of my circles aren't very circular! For the back, T. sent me yards of this chicken soup fabric:
It made up the entire back. How I wish this chicken soup fabric wasn't out of print! I had bought a yard of it four years ago, and used it up for gifts! (Like this one.)
I packed the quilt up and shipped it to T. Fortunately, she loved the results of our joint venture! I also sent her all the extra fusible-backed Curvalicious stripes and dots that I had cut out - hopefully, when her shoulders improve, she can easily fuse them down to make some particularly easy applique quilts.