It has been hard keeping this quilt to myself, but I didn't want to blog it until Mr. Thinks He Can received it. He did like it very much.
This quilt is a Piece of Cake 3 pattern using a layer cake from Basic Grey's Little Black Dress. I quilted it by stitching in the ditch between the five vertical rows as well as around the = sign that is within each block. It was a quick sew, and gave excellent results.
The edges were hand bound using the grey herringbone pattern.
I backed it with a black and white damask flannel I got ridiculously cheap at Joann's black Friday sale.
And this is what the quilt will mostly look like- wadded up with a dog on top. She was very jealous during my hand sewing part of the quilt and would lay on top of it so she could get the attention instead of it. In the process she began to think of it as her own. When I put the quilt in a gift back yesterday she whimpered and has been knocking over the bag every chance she gets. As soon as my husband pulled it out she promptly hopped on it and went to sleep. I take that as a sign of a good quilt.
Merry Christmas everyone!