Since I had precisely no use for a baby quilt top, I figured I might as well turn it into a lap quilt or something (would you believe that since then the imminent arrival of, not one, not two, but three small people have been announced by dear friends. And two of those small people are growing in the same woman). Of course, once I started growing this thing, there was no stopping it. I started aiming for a lap, then a single, then once I'd got there it seemed a shame to stop, so I went for a smallish double (if I remember correctly, this is about 80"x88"). Luckily, by the time I got to that stage I'd utterly lost the will to live with working out where the ever-more-spaced-out HSTs needed to be laid to keep the pattern lines, so it grew no more.
I am insanely pleased with this quilt top. I really hope I love it as much when it's quilted as I do now. It's made from four random charm packs from my shop paired originally with some off white organic sheeting from my stash and then when that ran out, Kona Snow, which was the best match I could find. I have to look really closely now to see where the organic cotton stops and the Kona begins, so I'm not complaining. I think the design really allows every single Liberty print to really sing, and there's a lovely mix of old and new favourites for me.
I'm going to piece a backing for this from whatever takes my fancy in my stash. I'm on a major fabric diet (new house = teeny weeny workroom. I may have mentioned this), but I know I have decent lengths of a blue Lotta Jansdotter print, some grey striped linen (the lining of this pouch) and probably some other bits and bobs that will work well together and clear some fabric storage space.
This quilt has been a great warm up for the Ultimate Liberty Print Quilt I have planned. I don't know if I've ever mentioned, but I've put by somewhere between a fat quarter and 1/3 of a yard of every single Liberty print I've ever stocked in the shop. I have a big Liberty print archive now, and I think I'm getting to the point where I'd like to do something with it. I have absolutely no idea what, naturally. I am torn between something incredibly simple yet effective, a la Ashley, or something hugely ambitious, either EPP or perhaps something more inspired by this incredible quilt. Maybe I'll worry about that one when this one is backed, quilted and bound. My To Do list doesn't need to get any bigger right now.