My little girl loves to throw the fabric around. But one day, rather than throw, she carried a piece around with her and made it hers. It was the pink and yellow flowers with a white background from Moda's Sunkissed line a few years ago. It had to be hers. Instead of doing something simple, I made a quilt with more detail than I've ever done before.
It reads better than I imagined.
It turned out darling. The morning after I finished it, I put the quilt on the floor for her to see and she promptly drew on it with marker.
I can love it all I want and spend enormous amounts of time on bias strips, applique, and quilting. But it is still just a quilt to loved and abused by a little girl who may never know how much love there is in each stitch.
Here is one I loved and needed a great reason to make. An eight year old boy was reason enough. It was inspired by Melinda.
I used single sided fusible webbing to sew the circles inverted, then slit the interfacing and flipped the circles right side out.
Arranging and re-arranging, once the circles had a basic place, they were ironed and the quilting began. It was more than 40 hours of pebble quilting and one burned out machine.
Half way through, my machine died. DIED. After searching, I found an amazing, AMAZING deal on a Janome Skyline. And I loved it. I'm either a better stitcher after the search, or the machine is amazing. I'm siding with the machine.
And because sometimes the back is just as cool as the front.