I made this quilt for a very special friend of mine. She was my doula at each of my baby's births and has become one of my most favorite friends. That being said, she is definitely quilt-worthy!
The pattern for this quilt is called Jungle Fever...my rendition is more of a Spring Fever! The pattern calls for batiks, but I opted for some bright floral prints including some Kaffe Fassett prints that I have been saving for the right project. I made the throw size, which is a 56" x 72" quilt made up of 63 squares. There are five different blocks that make up this quilt and each is made in sets of threes.
I used a random approach to lay out the blocks and found that I didn't need to do much switching around to balance things out. It just worked.
I used invisible thread for the very first time on this quilt and even though I faced some frustrations with breaking thread, it was well worth the struggle. The thread was very forgiving which was much appreciated, given how rusty I was feeling about my free-motion quilting.
Since the front is so busy, I chose a relatively simple fabric for the backing. Now if this quilt doesn't give a pop of spring color to a room, I don't know what does!