I finally finished a new quilt! And *just in time* for the wedding it was intended for. I started it with 3 weeks to craft, and thought I'd have plenty of time, but each step took longer than anticipated. Oh well, I love the result. The pattern is called Corner Lot, and is available to buy on Craftsy, either just as the pattern, or for a kit in several color options. I went with the kit option, with the "Modern Hand Drawn" fabrics by Lily & Loom. It came with 2 layer cakes of 10" precut squares, a yard of binding, and 4 yards of backing. While I love the finished quilt, I wasn't impressed with the pattern writing. The fabrics were good quality, but the backing fabric arrived stained. Thankfully I was able to work around the staining. The binding they sent was a stripe, and I improvised and cut it on the cross grain, so I could show the stripes to their best advantage. If I had more time, I would have tried to do them on the bias, but time was of the essence.
Because some of the squares are white, and some are very pale pink & mint, I went with a white batting. The only white that Joann's had in stock with a 1/16" thickness, so it's a fairly thin quilt, but being all cotton it should hold up to washing and drying on high heat. As I said above, I finished it just in the nick of time. I actually had to leave TN for the wedding in NH with the binding sewn on the front, but not flipped over and stitched down on the back. I did that part while staying at my parents house the day before the wedding. I finished it Saturday morning, for a Saturday afternoon ceremony!
I've since heard from the bride that when they got back to their apartment in Brooklyn, the heat was out, and it's only 64 degrees in there. They've spent their 'honeymoon' as it is, snuggled under the new quilt. Mission accomplished!