This gift is the 1600 quilt I started a couple of months ago. I posted about it here in September http://selinaquilts.blogspot.com/2011/09/another-busy-weekend.html The problem with making a top that far in advance of the holiday and knowing from the get go to whom it is going is that in my mind it was a done deal. Well two weeks before Christmas I realized it really wasn't a done deal and it needed quite a bit of work before it could be wrapped. Things like a back and quilting and binding. You know, the little things, mere details.
Sorry but I don't know how to rotate the pictures.
What I did discover once the quilt was complete is that I think I like the back of this quilt more than the front. I am very partial to polka dots so maybe that's what is doing it for me.
If you haven't tried a 1600 quilt yet I can tell you that it is great fun. Instructions for doing one are all over blogland. I didn't compete with anyone but myself and I still enjoyed it. I also didn't use a Jelly Roll but cut my 40, 2 1/2 in strips myself because I wanted a black and white top and couldn't find a Jelly like that. I think my next one will be made from my scrap bin.
Enjoy the weekend and stay safe.