Soon we will be putting our little one into a twin bed, out of the toddler bed and onto bigger and better things. I am excited I have settled on a quilt pattern to make for this event. The colors were obvious and only pink and purple will do, I will throw just a splash of aqua and orange just to give a bit of a break from all purple and all pink.
I have a few months to get this ready, I am pleased I am starting before the bed arrives and not months later sewing for deadlines can be stressful even if it is just staying at home. This is the first quilt I have made for my daughter since she was born, when we first did the room we did not know what were were having so I went with a neutral color scheme in jeweled tones of navy, purple, chartreuse, kiwi and royal blue.
I had imagined I would be pouring of books and patterns for a while before I found the perfect pattern, but I saw it at a glance at a local shop and knew instantly she and I would both love it. And that I could work in lots of bold pinks and purples and fresh daisies makes it the PERFECT choice.
I have 9 different fabrics for the blocks and right now only 4 for the petals, I need a few more petal fabrics and still need a sashing fabric, but I figure the petals and the blocsk will take a while so I have some time to get all the components. I will also add a border but will do that when the top is pieced to see what works best, though I am sure I will use leftovers in the borders.
There is something special about making a quilt for a child, knowing she will be tucked in night after night for years is a great feeling. Quilts bring such color and personality to any room and I am hopeful even when she outgrows purple and pink the quilt will be with her for many years, and I will remember the excitement of "look mommy made it".