I love the bloomin’ quilt as you go tutorial from Let’s Eat Grandpa. I made one for our bedroom sometime last fall, and my mother-in-law liked it so much that she requested a couple for her couch.
We went shopping together for some fabric to match her couch, so the colors and patterns are mostly not ones I’d usually pick out on my own (although I did toss in some of my own navys, like those dragonflys from Japan!), but I really like how these came together. They also look great with her couch, which you can see in the background above. They’re much bigger than my first one, at 16″.
I love when people I love ask for specific handmade gifts so I don’t have to agonize over what to make for them 🙂