Sunday, February 26, 2012

A quilt for G

I was "forced" to take a break from working on my challenge quilt for the upcoming Harvest Quilters' Guild show at the end of March and make a "Big girl" quilt for my eldest granddaughter. She'll be 5 on Friday. We went fabric shopping yesterday and she picked out all the bright colored prints. She was very disappointied that  I couldn't get the quilt finished in 3 hours (I barely got the fabric washed and ironed in 3 hours!), but I will have it ready for her by Friday. I just got the top (and matching pillowcase) done a few minutes ago.

The thing I learned doing an attic windows quilt for my daughter when she was around the same age is that it works better when you use very dark and very light colors for the window frame. I was happy to find a wide scrap of Dora the Explorer and Disney Princess fabrics in my stash (thank you eQuilter "scraps by the pound"!) and was able to use some characters in the windows as a surprise for her.

I also made my first proper pillowcase, using that "roll up and sew n a tube" method. It turned out really well.