I am a firm believer that if you are making a quilt as a gift, you need to make it to suit the recipient's style, not just make what YOU like and then pass it off on them. I try to really consider the person's tastes, style and color presences....really, who wants to do all the work and have a "meh" reaction?
So, when it came time to make a quilt for my mother-in-law, I followed the same principles. She is an amazing woman, not to mention a very talented crafter herself, who can sew, knit, crochet and has now taken up some quilting! She celebrated her 60th birthday this week, so I decided a quilt was in order.
Being more of a traditional type of lady, I opted to try a log cabin pattern, from a jelly roll quilt book (can't recall which one at the moment). I loved the inclusion of the little stars at the junctions between blocks! The fabric choices is where I really left my comfort zone. My in-laws' home has a lot of browns and earthy tones, not colors I gravitate to normally. My MIL loved the colors....to be honest, not my favorites. But, it's not for me! Make for the recipient, right??
The back is just a taupe sheet, which is very calming as the top is quite bright. For quilting, I did swirls again, like on my retro Christmas quilt...might be my new favorite?
The quilt has been gifted and was appreciated :) On to the next project!