When my favorite daughter was home for Christmas (I'm always amazed when parents say they don't have a favorite child, my California daughter is my favorite child by far) in addition to going home with her Christmas haul and my French Vintage quilt (LQ#80 ) she also tried to talk me out of my Chicken Feed quilt (LQ#119). I was having no part of that, Chicken Feed looks too perfect on the red couch to be moving to California. While my daughter did love the bright American Jane colors of Chicken Feed, I think what she liked best was its size, which is 45" x 45". She said it was just the perfect size to have on her lap. So when Sherri and Sinta selected Jersey Girl for the January Schnibbles sew-along I immediately thought that it had the potential to be a perfect lap quilt for my daughter.
Turns out it does make a perfect lap size quilt!
Carrie's pattern finished at 36" x 36" so I made my version a tad bigger to be closer in size to the Chicken Feed quilt my daughter liked. I added a half inch to each block in the pattern, bumped up the sashing a smidgen, and added an inner border to get a quilt that finished at 50" x 50".
Since this quilt is going to be living with my daughter at her house I've renamed my top California Girl.
This is Lifetime Quilt Number 124.
The pattern is Jersey Girl by Carrie Nelson for Miss Rosie's Quilt Co.
It finished at 50" x 50"
The majority of the fabric is Scrumptious by Bonnie and Camille for Moda.
It has approximately 525 pieces.
Sinta and Sherri are extending the January sew along date to February 3rd, so if you've not made your Jersey Girl yet get your pattern (click here) and get to it. You can easily make this pattern in a weekend, what else do you have to do while waiting for the Super Bowl to start!
My California Girl looks mighty fine on the red couch too, I hope it finds its way to California!
I got a few questions about my pattern binders, I blogged about them here. Although at that time I only had 4 binders, it appears as if I add a binder a year, but you get the general idea on my set up.
There's a Gypsy Kisses Instagram sew-along in the works and I'm hoping to join in, several folks left comments about wanting to make a pickle dish quilt so I thought I would pass the information on to you. Follow Jennifer Fortuna at jennfortuna if you want to follow along or join in the fun.
One last thing, I only have one child, but I just know if I had more than one she would be my favorite!