I finally had a chance to finish my "good folks throw" this weekend. Ken took the boys for a Saturday outing and I had peace and floor space to figure this out. It was really fun and satisfying. The quilt is inspired by Soulemama's--basically it is a copy, and I hope she doesn't mind. When she posted hers I fell in love with it and was inspired by how achievable a project it seemed to be. Then I kept seeing glimpses of it in her photos and continued to really like it. Finally I gave in and ordered the fabric (a fat quarter stack from Anna Maria Horner's Good Folks line. By the way, if you want to make a throw like this, I only used 16 of the fat quarters--so you could order a smaller and cheaper stack).
The back is just plain cotton from our local Ben Franklin--not exactly what I wanted (I wanted cozy flannel) but it works. The patchwork strip is to make it wider (and it's always fun to have a little surprise on the back of a quilt, isn't it?)
One of the things I love about this quilt is that depending on how you fold it it can look totally different. The fabrics are wildly diverse in pattern and color. Here it looks blue, but folded differently it looks pink or gold.
Faith is completely in love with it and wants to take it to college. I will let her--and then will allow myself to order another delicious stack of fabric. But that's a year and a half from now. In the meantime there will be much reading and snuggling under this quilt.