Here it is! The quilt I've coyly called "Code Name Welcome Home" has been sent to and received by my friends B and K. Its real name is Labyrinth Walk.
|Labyrinth Walk, 84 x 84|
The backstory: B does not sew. Not buttons, not hems, and certainly not quilts. Five years ago a picture of the Labyrinth Walk quilt popped onto her Facebook feed and she was teased about "her" quilt. It went viral--she says 40,000+ reposts--even though she clearly stated that she DID NOT MAKE the quilt. Last fall B and her husband K suffered from a house fire. They've been living in temporary quarters.
I have wanted to make the Labyrinth Walk quilt ever since I saw the pattern in Quilt Magazine (circa 2008). This was the perfect opportunity! It was not hard, but it was very, very fiddly. Mis-piecing one unit would throw the entire design off. I cut all the pieces in one session and put each piece in a plastic bag labeled with the size and the number of units so I could keep track.
The other challenge for me was working with a limited number of fabrics. I bought all the fabric in one trip to the LQS. The shop personnel helped find just-the-right tones and contrasts.
It was my One Monthly Goal for December. Barb-the-quilter put it on her calendar last week. I picked it up Friday, added the binding and the label, and mailed it to B and K on Monday. They got it Wednesday.
I used a thrift-shop cotton sheet for the backing (on the left in the photo).
B wrote to say they were completely surprised ("gobsmacked," she said) and they are very grateful. They hope they can move back to their townhome in three months.
Their cat likes the quilt, too.
Now I can cross Labyrinth Walk off my want-to-make-someday list!Linking up with Finished or Not Friday and Can I Get a Whoop Whoop?