When on vacation last year in Maui I made sure to make a stop at the Maui Quilt Shop. I picked up a few fat quarters and fell in love with all the bright colours and happy patterns that reminded me of my vacation and everything I loved about the island. I had recently picked up Elizabeth Hartman’s A Practicle Guide to Patchwork , and loved the Kitchen Windows pattern.
After finishing the top a few months ago I has having trouble finding something I liked for the backing. Lucky for me a friend was headed to Maui this summer and was kind enough to pick up some backing fabric for me. She did a great job picking out the fabrics and I love how it turned out.
We have been in need of a blanket to take with us to the beach or on picnics and this one seemed looked like a great fit. There was no white which is great as it won’t show grass or anything else that might get on it as easily. I wanted an easy way to cart the quilt around, so I used the tutorial from Cherry Men Love to make a carry wrap and handle for the quilt.
While away at the beach we had a chance to test out the quilt. It is the perfect size for two people to lay on and enjoy the sun! Our towels were then free to use as pillows for afternoon naps, always a bonus.
Sashing: Kona Charcoal and Kona Bahama Blue
Squares and backing: Various prints from fat quarters
Binding: Kona Charcoal
Wrap/Handle: Kona Charcoal with leftover backing material for the underside
Size: 51.5″ x 65″
Linking up to Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts and Can I get a Woop Woop at Confessions of a Fabric Addict. If you have come from either of the groups thanks for checking out my quilt! I hope you enjoyed it.