Sometimes You Like Them. Sometimes You Don’t!
One of my daughters had a birthday yesterday, Friday. She is five. If you ask her what her favorite color is, she will answer, “Every color in the whole wide world.” She has asked me to make her a “cozy” quilt for months. I made her a fleece blanket. She liked it until night when it lit up with static electricity. She’s been scared of that blanket ever since. That meant I needed to make her one with Minkee on the back. A month or so ago I got some of Moda’s new Snuggles fabric that is like Minkee for her quilt.
Then I took her to a fabric shop and asked her if there was any fabric there she wanted for her quilt.
Yes, sometimes that is the wrong question to ask a child. At least I was smart enough to be in the clearance room when I asked her that question. She instantly picked up a bolt of rainbow fabric from the Wizard of Oz collection. Try as I might, I couldn’t talk her out of it. It, of course, was perfect. Her favorite color after all is “every color in the whole wide world.”
Then, I wasn’t sure I would get it done for her birthday. But I decided on making a star and found a piece in my stash that she also liked that coordinated with the rainbow. Yesterday morning (by about 12:30 or 1:00) I finished her quilt — except for the binding which I finished today. Here is the rainbow quilt:
Are your eyes as buggy as mine? Whew! Can you see the block? No? Didn’t think so. Here it is:
Oh! Perfect example of how NOT to make a two-color quilt. I can’t say I really like it. That really isn’t what’s important here. It is definitely a “cozy” quilt, and the proud owner of it loves it! Wow! Here’s a picture of the coziness and heart quilting pattern the five year old picked out as well as the matching pillowcase.
I do really like the back!