A few months ago my husband and I went on a fantastic beach vacation to Turks and Caicos. His good friends were renewing their wedding vows for their 15th wedding anniversary, which made it an extra special vacation. Since we were going to a beach, I obviously had to bring my beach themed quilt!
I made this quilt as a baby present for an old friend of mine, she and her husband are huge beach lovers so I knew I wanted something to go with that theme! I had a layer cake of Kona Cotton’s Midnight Oasis collection and the blues, greens, and aqua worked perfectly.
I used Missouri Star Quilt Company’s tutorial for their Lattice Quilt. The tutorial calls for four charm packs so I just cut my layer cake down into 5 inch squares. I thought that the construction of the quilt top was very clever and simple. When I originally saw the pattern I assumed there was a lot of sashing, but there wasn’t any at all which was fantastic. The tutorial is a great one if you want to check it out. https://quiltingtutorials.com/tutorial/the-lattice-quilt-quilting-made-easy
My friends are also huge dog lovers and when I saw this doggie newsprint fabric I knew it would be perfect for the backing! I love text print for backing on a brightly colored quilt, it helps provide some balance and doesn’t’ take away from the quilt top. I’m a little late giving this one as a gift but I know they will still enjoy the quilt!