A Gift for Ilana

Technically I can’t call this a Christmas gift given it is so late, so we’ll call it a “thanks for always doing such a great job gift.” Ilana, of Luxury Nails in Woodcliff Lake NJ, has been doing my nails for about three years now, and she is such a pleasure. The manicure is always great, and it lasts longer than when others do it. 

This little wall hanging measures 14″ x 23″ and it is immediately clear, at least to me, that it is a nail polish bottle. I got the free pattern from the Fat Quarter Shop and it works up in a half hour, including cutting. The FQS version uses all solids but I wanted to mix it up. The red is a decent cotton from Joann’s and the green background is Riley Blake Fabrics. The solids are Kona Cotton. The best part of this quilt is that you can make the whole thing, including the background and binding from your scrap bin!

I just downloaded and installed my ProStitcher update on Friday night, so it was fun to play with the new features and practice my custom quilting as I finished this gift for Ilana. Overall I am pleased with the result and will likely make one of these for myself!

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