I have a friend from college that I lovingly call Koala. It’s not because that’s her name, she climbs trees, or that she smells like eucalyptus. In college, professors could never get her name right (Kayla), so I decided to call her Koala around all of them to further the confusion. Anyhow, she recently emailed me and asked me to make a quilt for her, and she gave me full reign to do anything I wanted.
It was probably a bit of a risk for her to take, because she knows I love to tease, and I’m always game for a good prank. After she has sent me Christmas cards addressed to “Amy’s rampant alcoholism”, poked me repeatedly on Facebook, and never failed to send me something offensive on my birthday, I may have considered making it in the shape of something that you wouldn’t want to cover your grandma up with. Or, I may have thought about creating a photographic mosaic of a peanut butter sandwich, since she still gives me crap about cutting the crust off for her when she was snowed in at our house in Indianapolis.
But for some reason I decided to play nice. It’s half because I love her, and half because I’m fairly certain she would get me back in ways I don’t even want to think about. I headed down to Bolt to have April help me pick out some loveliness, and spent the next few weeks slowly cutting it up between other projects.
It did take me a while to decide on a pattern, but after seeing the Kitchen Window Quilt class quilts, I knew that’s what I wanted to make. Elizabeth was so sweet and gave me a copy of her beautiful book, so I finally have my sashing pieces cut and ready to go!
I have a to finish a few other projects before I can start piecing these blocks together, but it just about KILLS ME to see this fabric staring at me like this!