I had made my daughter a quilt about 10 years ago. In my haste to finish it before Christmas, I turned it into a duvet. It was a giant Dahlia in her high School colors, and I only quilted the Dahlia part.
After seeing her watch me finish a quilt for my Sister’s Daughter this past Christmas, I thought it was about time I made her a real quilt. I asked my Daughter what her favorite color is, and she answered green. My mental inventory went to my greens where I remembered I had a lively green paisley print. It was a more modern paisley with cleaner curves, with black and turquoise hues mixed in. As as they danced in my head, I got another text from her that she also liked red. A lot.
* sound of brakes screaching * What?
Who’s thinking Christmas?
Not me.
Teenagers!
Even though she’s not a teenager anymore, she’s hard to please. I could never buy her clothes. How can I possibly make something she’ll like enough to use?
I went out to my stash, and discovered that I didn’t have any modern reds.
I am currently doing another quilt, and discovered I like doing drunken path blocks. Since I am waiting on a few mores pieces of fabric to arrive, I’ll just do Brats quilt now.
I drew out the blocks, and thought, lets shake things up a bit by piecing the pie wedge, but not too complicated, and make the seams at least an inch from the corners to make it easier to sew. and of course asymetrical, because she is anything but symetrical.
Well here it is, and I’ve named it MyGrain.

MyGrain_Finished_600
Why not? She has given me plenty of headaches, and so has this quilt. Oh, the piecing was the easy part. Designing it, not so much.

The backing is “Anything Goes” by Benartex.

MyGrain_Fabrics_back
I think I rearranged it a dozen times before I stayed in love with it. Kinda like our relationship.

I know she likes music, so I tossed in a white print with very suble music notes just for her. Think she’ll notice?

MyGrain_Fabrics_Corner

and that crazy red dot fabric is so unexpected! Just like her.

#AnythingGoes #MyGrain #BratsQuilt

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