Okay ... for some time I've been pondering a project I wanted to make as a surprise for a lady friend ... bouncing from one idea to another. Then when the March/April 2011 McCall's Quilting issue came out and while cruising it's pages, I found this pattern:
A Gift for Mom is what this is called, designed by Kari Carr. I immediately knew it was what I wanted to make. Isn't it funny when an idea hits you like that? However, as you will note from my finished product:
I took a few liberties from the pattern ... big liberties ... guess I just can't help myself.
The pattern calls this a "cozy quilted shawl" design. I used a soft minky swirl inside. The front of both sides are pockets ... see here:
I got the "coffee break" and the "coffee cup" from the Whimsical's Companions book ...again, borrowing and taking liberties with patterns, it's what I do, but its what I had in my mind for this particular lady friend so when it spoke to me, I listened.
Tell me what you think .... hit or miss? Could you see yourself wrapped in this, drinking your morning mo-jo cruising the blogs or newspaper?
Well, either way, its off to the mailbox tomorrow and fingers crossed hoping the surprise hits a happy mark!