|"pd meets mmm" Julie's Instagram caption!|
I have told a few people, as well as said it here on the blog, about the wonderful, like-minded souls I have met through blogging, women I consider very good friends, and for whom I am so very thankful. I've heard, and got "the look" that these aren't real friends. Well, they most certainly are. Meeting Julie, hugging in person, as opposed to the virtual ones, although those mean a lot too, just cemented this sentiment. :-)
Fat Quarter Shop in March with a quilt for my niece in mind. I used them to start Cheryl's Sea Star pattern for my niece, and have a little bit of each one left over...perfect! Julie loves pink, in case you didn't know...
I was making two pouches at a time, one for Julie, and one for my oldest daughter, Brianne, who also loves all things pink, has done since she was born, no lie. Brianne's didn't quite get finished before we left, so I finished it up this morning. Now each daughter has a rendition of my first published pattern, made by moi! Dayna's was in purple, her favourite colour, and was the prototype for the Moda Bakeshop pattern.
|Exact same 32 triangles per side as Julie's, just arranged differently|
The lining is leftover fabric from Brianne's pinks and oranges quilt I made her in 2007. It's a gorgeous one, Color Connections by Free Spirit, and has a similar hand to the smooth Art Gallery fabrics. I didn't put a pull handle on Brianne's, thought I'd see how it works without one.
|Both pouches were quilted with Sulky Holoshimmer metallic thread in fuchsia - love it - tried to catch the shimmer here in the sunlight|
|My husband's banana plants are also spectacular|
Pattern: original design
Size: 6.5" high X 11.5" wide at the top
Fabric: Art Gallery scraps; Free Spirit Color Connections scrap for lining from my stash
Batting: Warm 'n Natural
Quilted: on my Bernina
Threads: pieced with Gütermann; quilted with Sulky Holoshimmer
Linking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Crazy Mom Quilts' Finish It Up Friday. Too funny: both of today's posts feature a baby quilt made by Sarah and by Amanda Jean respectively. Each one is very different.
Quilting is More Fun than Housework. No way. Cynthia's post for today is also about a baby quilt she made! Talk about the stars aligning.