Wednesday, February 9, 2011
This sweet little quilt for R. is FINALLY finished and is just right to suit her personality...
a little bit of sweetness (girly)
a touch of tomboy (had to add blue, couldn't be too girly)
and a bit sassy (she insisted on that Zebra Print)
This actually started off as a quilt for my shop (someday I'll actually get around to making a few quilts for the shop!) and after I finished the pinwheels R. decided that it HAD to be for her. "You've been promising me a quilt since my Birthday last year (April) and you have made quilts for everybody else and not me!" Pouty expression and arms crossed, ha ha. So I let her take over on choosing the border, binding, and backing fabrics (It was so SO so hard to give up artistic control and let her choose...such a different direction than I was heading!!!) and I have to admit that this quilt really came out quite lovely and spunky, just like R ;D
The pattern is "Cowboy Baby" from the book "Material Obsession". The fabrics are from Sis Boom (Jennifer Paganelli), Tanya Whelan, Amy Bulter, and Joel Dewberry.
I ended up using this Quilter's Dream FABULOUS wool batting from Alewives Fabrics that I can't rave enough about! I quilted this using just a simple stipple and that little poofs created by the stippling on the wool were nice and fluffy. Also, the wool makes for a nice warm, but lightweight quilt. I'll definitely be using it for more quilts in the future.
Now R. is begging for a coordinating quilt for her doll bed, which will make for the perfect Valentine's Day gift!
PS - did you spy all of that SNOW???
Posted by Colette at 10:33 AM