as these quilts have been about 18 months in the making. After falling in love with this quilt I became determined to make a quilt for each of my girls in a similar fashion.
I set about making my first blocks........................and then I discovered via the wonderful world of blogging, designer fabrics.
Suddenly I hated all the fabric I had bought. I completely lost enthusiasm for the project.
Light bulbs went off in my head!!!!! I know Suzanne, I thought to myself. We both meet up at the Craftroom from time to time.
I contacted Suzanne to see if she would be interested in quilting my quilts on her long-arm machine- YES, she was!
That was all the inspiration I needed to f.i.n.a.l.l.y. get on with it and get the quilts done. Truth be told, it was not only the fabrics I didn't like, it was the thought of quilting two single bed size quilts on my domestic machine.
After laying out the blocks the way I originally planned (pink/green and yellow/purple - don't worry I'm cringing right along with you) I decided it would look much, much better if I made both the quilts using all four colours. As the girls share a bedroom this would also give the room more harmony.
I decided to make pieced binding, using up all the left over scraps.
In the 18 months which passed since I started these quilts Miss A has decided her favourite colours are now pink and yellow, and Miss B's are purple and pink.
Lucky I mixed the blocks all together then. Phew!
I machine stitched the bindings on and hey presto, suddenly the quilts were - DONE.
Miss A and Miss B are truly rapt with their quilts.
And you know what, so am I.