Here's a sneak peak at the fabrics:
These are Nicey Jane by Heather Bailey. The request for the quilt was something sort of vintage-y. These should fit the bill nicely. Especially using THIS pattern:
Instead of piecing the colored 8x8 squares into the white fabric (thinking of using a crisp white Kona cotton) I will most likely sew them on top, close to the edges so they will fray up just a bit. Which will add to the vintage feel.
Another brand new copy of this pattern is now in the Scrap Happy Etsy shop way below the retail price of $9.50...it's only $6.50 and is simple, concise and easy to follow. This makes a finished quilt size of 60"x72".
This is the first of 3 requests for quilts I have for Christmas, so hopefully I can stay on track...unlike last year, where I had left everything until the last minute and spent every, single night from Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve working on SOME project for gifting.
I'm also hoping to find a pattern for a KING SIZED quilt to make for myself and work a complete redo on my bedroom around it, including the window coverings and the bathroom to match. Lofty, yes. Impossible, no. Wish me luck :)