A few years ago, quite a few years ago if I’m being honest, I went to a quilt retreat. It was the same weekend as Nate’s birthday. I wasn’t going to go at all because birthdays for me are a pretty big deal, they mean dinner to celebrate together, a family party, basically a weeklong celebration. In my opinion they are a BIG DEAL. So I wasn’t going to go at all, but Nate said I should go. So we struck a deal, I would go, but I had to make him a quilt for his birthday. He picked out the pattern called Foreign Currency by Cherry House Quilts and picked out some Mirage Fabric from Connecting Threads. I pieced the top while I was at the retreat. Unfortunately, this is where is sat for a while. A long while, years while. It hung over my head, I thought about this top every time I went down into my sewing room. I had batting cut and ready and a back pieced….but again thats where it sat. This past year, while I was at home with Ella, I decided it was time to finish this. I was going to, heck or high water, finish this for Nate’s birthday this year. It took me a while to decide how to quilt it, but straight lines seemed to be the best option. Its really big! Bigger than I thought. A great size lap quilt 🙂 Though I think Molly likes the quilt better than Nate does.