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Friday, February 5, 2010
How they win your heart...
So the first real quilt was for our granddaughter (the second grandchild) Aimee. I really pondered this one, since I had worked on another with a lot of machine embroidery with bright primary colors...and then discovered my daughter-in-law didn't like primaries for babies' rooms. Sigh...She said that I could do whatever I wanted, but I wanted this to be used and loved.
So when I found Patched Stars by Kaye England, it definitely looked like this had real possibilities. The colors were all wrong, but pastels would probably be perfect.
So I began buying fat quarters. Some I didn't even care for, but I needed a lot... And if you haven't guessed by now, those are one inch squares! Pretty foolish for a first, you say?
We took the pics on a somewhat cloudy day and the colors don't look as vibrant on the full view, but I was truly pleased with this one. And Aimee can use it for years--it even makes for a nice lap quilt as she gets older.
Her mother even asked if I would do a valance for her room (some 100 plus inches long), so I knew she really liked it too.
I even managed to play with my software program and digitized matching stars for the borders, so I was able to use the embroidery machine after all.
This was for her very first birthday and the best part: when Aimee opened the package, she knew exactly what it was for...she crawled onto it and laid down. They don't have to do much to win your heart! And all that piecing is worth it...