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I love anything creative...I am a busy mom of three (+4 dogs, 1 bird, 1 bunny, and 1 sweet husband) who sometimes wishes I had more time/energy/talent to devote to just being creative!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Pink Pinwheels update

For the Pink Pinwheels quilt I had my daughter design one of the flowers since it is going to be her quilt. I went out and got plain pink fabric and a fabric marker and told her she could draw whatever she wanted. Its a little hard to see in the picture because the fabric marker was such a bright pink. She loved the idea though, I had to keep her from coloring in the whole petal pink.

And below is the final size of the petal blocks (7x8), there will be three rows of border stripes that go around this though. I have about 10 blocks left over actually so I think I am going to make pillows out of them. I have to say I am a little intimidated by this quilt. When I lay it out all together it looks huge!! I have about half of the blocks still needing flowers appliqued onto them, and then I will have to wrestle it all together. I have never sewn a quilt this big before and am getting worried about sewing everything together. I know my daughter (she's 6) will love it though no matter what it looks like, so that's the good part I guess.

~By the way thanks for the comments on my last post it really helped me make up my mind on the back stitching!


Tammy said...

That's going to be a beautiful quilt--love the idea you have for fabric marker.

TammyK said...

What an awesome idea to let your daughter do that. I'm sure it's gonna be something she'll look back at some day & always treasure.

Sharlotte said...

The idea of your daughter designing a flower and the way she did it is very unique.I love that idea.That's really thinking outside of the box!

Sharlotte said...

Thank you so much for the translation! That was so sweet of you! Have you ever been to Quilt Dad's site? If not it is quiltdad.com He is very talented.I think your hubby will get comfortable with buying his own supplies in time.Mine has a good friend who is a guy and he knits.I think that might be where he feels comfortable with looking and buying for himself.Although he doesn't dare let the other guys he works with know that he has taken up cross stitch.Those guys would razz him to the ends of the earth!