We visited them last summer. You can read all about it here and here. I never got to meet Eva because she was working and living in Ireland at the time. She and her husband have returned to Slovakia and they had a baby boy in July. I wanted to send them a gift, so of course I made a quilt.
I bought the fat quarter collection of Seaside by October Afternoon for Riley Blake fabrics last year and have been wanting to make a quilt with it since then. I love all the prints and the colors in this collection. It is perfect for a little boy's quilt. I added a few extra prints from my stash to mix it up a bit.
I finally found a thread that my Bernina loves for quilting. It's Perma Core and was given to me by my long arm quilter to try. Now I just need to work on my FMQ skills. No more blaming it on the thread breaking!
This quilt will be flying off to keep Adrian warm and snuggly. It gets mighty cold in Slovakia, so he'll probably need more than just this little quilt.
Name: A Quilt for Adrian
Fabric: Seaside and additional fabrics from stash
Backing: Dottie Extra wide
Binding: Grey Michael Miller Cute Plaid
Thread: Pieced with Aurifil 50 wt.
Quilted: by me with a random stipple using Perma Core 40wt. thread
Finished size: 39" x 50"