Katie Bower's blog I saw this Pottery Barn patchwork madras quilt that fit the profile for Bowen's future bedroom, and upon further examination I realized that they're currently on sale for $30 off! Perfect! Except they wanted to charge like $30 in tax and shipping to Virginia. I couldn't find a coupon code for free shipping, and ultimately I didn't want to pay $150 for this thing, so I got discouraged and googled "madras fabric". I considered getting some drop-shipped from India to piece a quilt myself. (I've made simple quilts like this before, which you can see here, here, and here).
madras by the yard that is already pieced into 3" squares and the angels started singing. Google tells me a full size quilt is 80"-88" across, so my plan is to join two 43" widths for the top. I signed up for the e-newsletter from Fabric.com and got 20% off my order, which came to $50 (free shipping!). I'll likely skip binding and finish it inside-out (kinda like making a pillow) with a navy flat sheet for the back. Then I'll topstitch the edges and across the middle a few times to finish. It should be a simple project, right? I'm really missing having my sewing machine. Meanwhile the fabric is being sent to my parents' house to await our return.
Story of my life... I love Pottery Barn, but I am too