Two wonderful teachers meant two wonderful quilty gifts as school wrapped this year, and today I'm sharing the "Summer Sherbet" throw I created for my younger daughter's teacher. (You can read about the other, "Blue Owls," in my post here).
I'd been hoarding this Lotta Jansdotter fabric for a long time, but decided this was the perfect project to finally break out these bright, playful prints. The colors feel like summer sunshine and positive vibes, and since the teacher loves pink and purple and is incredibly upbeat and energetic, I think it's a perfect personality match! I used a splashy floral panto to quilt the project that I think worked well with the flowers in the mango prints from the collection.
I was having so much fun with HSTs that I decided to echo the layout on the back for the label, and made 4" HSTs using the two leftover grey prints from Mormor that I didn't include on the front. I had each child sign their own little block, and then pieced them together for a label that seamlessly blends with the back print. I'm not going to lie - fitting them just so in the backing was extra work, and I probably won't repeat it any time soon, but I do really love how it looks! It's a great detail that truly made this quilt a little more special.
Quilt stats: Finished size 60" x 60"
Pattern: simple HST layout
Fabric: (top) Mormor collection by Lotta Jansdotter and Kona White
(background & binding) Lucky Emes in Super Fuschia by Lotta Jansdotter
Batting: Warm & Natural Cotton
Thread: Piecing, Aurifil 2021; Quilting, Superior Threads Omni 3002