Remember this pillow I made for my good friends Austin and Erin back at Christmas? Well, it was a hint of a quilt to come that was finally gifted recently, for their soon-to-be-born daughter, Lucy.
I’ve wanted to make an Arkansas Traveler quilt for a long time and loved Salty Oat’s version with the dark background. Yellow was the only direction I was given so I went with what I had in my stash.
I changed the foundation paper pattern a little bit so there would only be 4 middle sections instead of 8 like the original, and got a bunch of them printed up at Kinko’s (I see another one of these in my future).
I took it up to Virginia to Ursula the Longarm and quilted it with a meandering heart pattern in golden yellow thread. It’s backed in a Flea Market Fancy (re)print and some pale yellow dots, labeled, and machine bound in a grey with yellow dots.
Erin’s comment was “I love this times a million!” so I’d say it was well received :)
The day after the quilt was given, Erin went into labor and Lucy was born on October 24th. Good timing!