Friday, April 19, 2013

Chevrons and Circles - Two quilts for two special girls

Mid last year, I had a lovely email from a mum, Katie, who wanted her two young daughters to have a special quilt of their own. And so Katie and I set about on a journey together! Numerous emails and catch ups followed, with chats about colours, styles and sizes.

The brief was two large single bed sized quilts in the same fabrics, but one quilt a chevron inspired, and the second a ruffled circle. Katie, her two lovely daughters and I met up at Patchwork with Gail B to find fabrics, and together we demolished a corner of the store as we chose our fabrics. It was wonderful to meet Katie and her daughters, and to choose the fabrics together. 

The results are two very pretty and very feminine quilts. It was a delight to make these quilts for Katie, and then to be able to deliver them to her personally was wonderful. It's not often you get to see the happy response when someone buys and receives their quilt. 

Thank you Katie for letting my make your quilts! I hope they become treasured and loved heirlooms in your family. 

The details:
A lot of the fabric used are from the following ranges, Coquette by Art Gallery, Summer Loving by Art Gallery and Sophie by Moda, with a handful of 1930's prints and other plains. The quilts have each girls name embroidered on the front bottom right corner of their quilt. They have a Bamboo batting, and were beautifully machine quilted by my friend Clair (just before Christmas too - you champ Clair!!) They both have a simple pink polka dot backing, with personalised labels and a photo for each girl. 

What do you think?

1 comment:

Deborah said...

These are really beautiful quilts :-)