I have gone almost a month without actively working on a knitting or crocheting project. I got distracted, and my creativity ran off in another direction. Behold, one of the most selfish Christmas gifts ever.
I hauled my very own rotary cutter and ruler across the ocean for this. I did purchase a new cutting mat for my mom, though. My mom's sewing machine is brand new a Brother CS6000i. This thing was the greatest deal, guys. I am almost a little jealous. I took to calling it the mighty midget, because this sewing machine has a bunch of nice features for quilting while feeling like it weighs next to nothing.
The pattern is Warm Wishes, which I found in Volume 1 Summer 2015 of Quiltmaker, and I think it does an excellent job of framing up the different prints. It also consists of entirely of on-grain straight seams, which was good for beginner-me. I insisted my sister help me pick out the blue, green, and yellow (what appears to be cream stripes is actually tiny yellow squares on white), as this blanket will likely go to the young son of one of my little sister's teachers. My brothers assured me that all the prints I selected were both sufficiently masculine and not too frightening for a boy.
Now that I'm back in Europe, though, this UFO has appeared.
The future holds patchwork.