Back in June I finished a quilt for my dad, but I never got around to taking pictures of it before I gave it to him. Thankfully my amazing husband gave me a new camera for Christmas, and I was able to get pictures of my dad's quilt while we were in Austin for Christmas.
Fabulously Fast Quilts by Amy Smart. The book is fantastic, and is filled with 12 patterns that all come together really quickly using pre-cuts or yardage.
I knew this pattern would be perfect for my dad because he owns his own construction company, and has a garage full of tools. Plus he's had his fair share of run-ins with a buzz saw... What I loved about this pattern is that it looks very complicated, but it actually came together quickly and easily.
Hawthorne Threads. Then the background fabrics I used were Essex Yarn Dyed Linen in flax and olive.
40wt Light Khaki Green Aurifil thread, number 2900. I love how the quilting disappears into the olive colored Essex Yarn Dyed fabric.
You can see in the picture below where it is not quite 100% lined up, but from a distance it looks like all one piece. Would y'all be interested on a tutorial on how I did this? I know that I will definitely be matching more of my backing fabrics from now on, and I would love to share how I did it. (Hint: it is easier than it looks)