Well, technically it’s not really mine as I have already given it away but it was mine for a short little while 🙂
Side Note: The week or so before that I had read a post that Jessica had written about her Kingdom fabrics being launched and she showed a picture of her quilt that she had designed with the fabric and I immediately fell in love with it. I had to have the fabric and make the quilt! I am trying not to spend money so for a few days I debated and debated and debated about whether I should get it or not. I can’t remember what arguement won however, one night I was pushing buttons on Sew Mama Sew and then soon enough I had Kingdom to make the quilt 🙂
Anyways, so I saw John’s pattern, fell in love with it because it’s cute and has Kingdom fabrics in it and immediately knew that I would make it for a friend who is going through a tough time.
Last Saturday, I had a few spare hours between getting home from a coffee date with a few friends to going out for dinner with another friend and I was feeling creative and suitably inspired, so I made the top and quilted it, then on Sunday I added the blue flange, put the binding on it and also the B for her inital.
I was thinking of putting a tree like this one as applique with her inital under it but I couldn’t wrap my head around how to make the tree as it seemed a bit too complicated to trace onto the SteamASeam and I couldn’t find anything else that I liked that was easier so I just went with the B.
I then gave it to her on the Monday and she loved it. She was nearly in tears. I love it too and I have a few birthdays coming up so I’m thinking I have a few more in my future 🙂
I also started the Kingdom Quilt (as I’m calling it) on Monday 31/10/11. I couldn’t find any pink/magenta like Jessica used so I went with what I had in my stash. I’m not sure it’s working or not but for the moment I’m going with it 🙂
I don’t have a lot of time to spend on it currently as work is crazy and I’m there a lot but I am making progress.
I’m planning on hitting Tricia’s Quilt Shop up today for some more pink fabric for my hexagons (I need another 600 of them and I’m finding I don’t have enough variety so fabric shopping is a must!) so I’ll look there for a deeper magenta for the Kingdom Quilt and then if I find any I like I’ll substitute that in and use the blocks that I’m not going to use on the back.
I so love this quilt. I have a picture of it as a screen saver on my iPhone and I can’t wait until mine is finished.
Anyways, I think I’ve babbled enough for one post…..
I hope you all have a fantastic weekend 🙂