I love working with customers on their ideas and using cotton fabric that has special memories for them. I recently worked with a lady who had intended to make a quilt for her daughter. But time had passed and the daughter is now aged 40! However, she still had the fabric and asked me to make a quilt for her grand-daughter.
The parcel that arrived was a mixture of fabrics – purple cotton with a ditsy rose print, a panel with six Dresden plate designs and two smaller panel pieces. I found a blue and white mini print similar to the background of the Dresden plate panels to appliqué two large hearts. I painted Sophie’s name on one and her date of birth on the other. I quilted a corresponding heart on the opposing squares. There wasn’t enough material for a cot-sized quilt top, but I found a modern print fabric that picked out all the colours and had a suitable 1980′s feel to it. I used this to complete the top and for the backing. I pieced a strip of the purple rose fabric into the back of the quilt to add interest. Although the quilt was for a little girl, I was under strict instructions not to make it too pink! so I used a powder blue for the binding and for some of the borders.
The quilt took around three weeks from start to finish. When I delivered it to the customer, who lives locally, she was thrilled.
Details: Size: 40” x 60” (approx 100 x 150 cm)
Top: 100% cotton
Backing: 100% cotton
Wadding: Polyester, gentle machine wash