Just got the binding on this little quilt for Eva's room last week. I've had some requests to show more of it, so here you go.
I made the quilt back in 2009--here is a link to my post on making it with all the pattern information.
I absolutely loved making this quilt. I used a wonderful pattern called Gypsy Girl by Heather Mulder Peterson, from her book Fat Quarter Five. The book is out of print, but Heather is selling the pattern on her website: http://ankastreasures.bigcartel.com/product/gypsy-girl The fabrics were mostly from a couple of collections by American Jane--Cherries Jubilee and Apple Pie. Quilt calls for 21 fat quarters and 2 1/4 yards of background fabric. It finishes at a great size for a twin sized bed: 69" by 83".
I finished the quilt, let it sit forever waiting to be quilted, and finally had it quilted awhile back. I had an idea that it would be a great quilt for Eva once she had a "big girl bed". Now that I packed away her All Wrapped Up Christmas quilt, it seemed time to get it out. I climbed up on the step ladder, pulled it down from the high shelf in my closet where it was all folded up, and what do you suppose I discovered? I hadn't sewn the binding down. Typical.
I sat down in a chair, put a movie on, and got the binding sewn on New Year's Day, while my husband watched a football game in the other room. Five years in the making, finally this adorable quilt is on a bed. Sometimes it just works out that way.
Here is a photo of the blocks in the making. You can see better how they are constructed. You make a simple block, cut it into quarters and put a lattice in between the sections. Great effect. This is an easy fun quilt to make, and it goes together quickly. Seriously, you can get so many different looks depending on what kind of fabric you use. I would definitely make this quilt again (I don't say that very often) and encourage you to to purchase the pattern.