My baby girl, that is. Thing 1 is headed off to college far away later this fall, so I've started a quilt for her to take - a little piece of home to have with her every day.
These are a few of the blocks I've completed up on the design wall. I'm using a pattern from Blue Underground Studios called "Green Glass Door", but Thing 1 chose teal, turquoise, and blue as the colors she'd like to have, so we'll have to come up with a different name :) It finishes at 78" x 87", which I believe should fit those extra long twin dorm beds. Please give me a shout right away if you know from experience that this is not the case!
The pattern features six varied block sizes all bordered with 1.25" finished strips. I've got two of the six block sizes bordered - the biggest and the smallest - all finishing at 14.5" high. The width of each block is where the variation comes in. You need 20 fat quarters for the blocks and about 3.5 yards total of solids/near solids for the block borders to complete this quilt.
Oddly enough I had already purchased half-yards of most of these blue and teal fabrics to make another Blue Underground pattern (Rear Window) at the time she chose these colors, so there is a similarly colored quilt in progress in tandem with this one. Lots of blue and teal in the sewing room right now!!