I spent this past weekend with my Dad and brother doing some sorting and organizing and in the evenings managed to get the binding completed on this single bed quilt. This one is designated for my adorable little grand niece who at the ripe age of under 2 years had proven to be a girl child like the rest in this family - she has a mind of her own! I highly suspect she will let me know rather quickly that this quilt is not to her tastes and I will be making another. I remember collecting 20’s and 30’s prints to build a quilt for my own daughter and she told me very emphatically not to waste my time because those prints were just “too indecisive”.....she was about 7 at the time and already an old hand at making the rounds of quilt shows with me, demonstrating surface design techniques. I just hadn’t realized till then that she had been developing her own taste in fabric designs. She quickly set me straight when she told me I really didn’t have much “nice” fabric....lol
For the time being however, I hope Keeley, or Princess Keeley Claire, as her Grammie JoJo calls her in a song she created and sings just for her, will enjoy this one. I quilted butterflies and ladybugs along with swirls and such with that lovely cotton candy pink thread and think it will be nice and cuddly. Now whether it stays on her bed or stays on the floor...just as long as it is used.
I used a polyester batt since I like the puffiness and I am thinking that when I next quilt one for a child, I will either use the heavier loft polyester, or even layer two batts. I felt that if I used cotton for this one, my designs wouldn’t puff up and I wanted that soft effect - so much easier for a toddler to trace the images with a finger or palm of hand.
That ripple on the bottom edge bothered me, but once off the clothes line and after a little round on delicate in the dryer, it disappeared nicely.
I am joining all the creative and talented folks at The Needle and Thread Network - there are lots of things happening all across Canada!