Over the last week or so I've been intermittently working on a commission quilt for my bestest friend. She chose the fabulous story quilt from The Modern Quilt Workshop by Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr (seriously great book - this is the first one I've made from it, but there are some really great patterns and ideas in there. Plus loads of info on choosing fabrics and coming up with palettes etc.)
I love the idea of this quilt, and I wish I had started quilting early enough to make one for my kids when they were small (and I still might for the wee one!) Essentially the idea is to weave your way around the 'story lines' and make up a story as you go. It involved a lot of fussy cutting for the picture squares, and planning on the design wall, but other than that it came together reasonably quickly. In retrospect I probably could have used more story lines to give a few more choices along the way, but even so, the options are endless!
The top measures about 40" x 60". The teal-ish fabric is Lizzy House jewels in candy green (from Outfoxed I think?) and the story lines are an orange/pale grey stripe also by Lizzy House. I have a few ideas on how to quilt it - although nothing definite so I'm hoping it 'speaks' to me while I'm basting it ;o) I'm hoping most of that will happen tomorrow while I'm child-free for the day. Although my feather block for the Forest QAL is calling me too, so we'll see what happens!