Pink. Yes it is! It doesn't happen often, but I've been known to make a quilt with prints occasionally!
This one was made for my Great-Niece Kailee. Way back in 2009 when I just wanted to make, make, make...it was suggested I make a quilt for Kailee. She loved pink then, now I'm not sure, but I knew I couldn't go wrong back then.
If I recall, as it's been a few years, this pattern was in an issue of American Patchwork & Quilting. The circles are applique using the freezer paper method.
This was my first attempt at applique. My first run in with freezer paper. My first shot at blanket stitching. And my very first time at quilting anything other than straight lines!
The fabric is by Kumiko Sudo - Haru Kaze (Spring Breeze). This fabric reminds me of a water color painting. Soft and delicate, a touch of Asian and not to little girl pink!
How about this for a first time 'design'?! I knew the big circles needed something other than the usual, and if I was oh so careful...I knew I could do it. Slowly, slowly, very slowly I went.
The back in this picture is rather dull. In real life it wasn't...bad camera and inexperience played a big part in this! It's hard to believe that I use to quilt the bare minimum back then! Now it's quilt until it's dead!
I would embroider my name, city, state and date on a triangle for each quilt I made. My family was not going to forget who made this quilt for them!
A matching pillow case was needed for a little girls first quilt. I don't remember how I made this pillow case. I wonder if I winged it or found a pattern somewhere. It doesn't look like it, but just under the circles I machine embroidered Kailee's name across the pillow case.
I often wonder if she still uses her little quilt. Has she out grown it? Did she snuggle in it when she was sick or cold or watching T/V? Kailee lives back in Portland Oregon, where I lived before Tennessee. We rarely get back to visit, but it doesn't mean I don't think about all my family back there often. Especially this time of the year.
Really the only Holiday themed quilting I have done were these Christmas stockings. I hunted for the picture in the deep, dark depths of the horrible photo archives!
One was for my daughter, one for her then boyfriend and one was for a friend of my son. I don't often sew anything other than quilts, especially in the early days! These looked like fun and I could get crazy with the fabric!