It’s summer in Texas, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a quilt on your bed! This is what I call a summer quilt–it has no batting, just a flannel backing. This is also a make-it-while-you-travel quilt. I like having some sort of handwork to do in the car, so I made templates of this pattern, got together a bag of red, blue, green, gold and brown scraps, and traced and cut them in the car (and got threads all over me in the process). Then when I was home, I pieced them on the machine. They aren’t perfect, but it’s a harmonious look for the bed, and it gives me a cozy feeling inside. My daughter and I like to snuggle on the bed, look at books from the shelf next to it, and talk about our favorite fabrics in the quilt.