Today, I am celebrating a finish. It's been forever since I have done anything quilting related. I guess I just needed a break from life in general for a bit. But I'm back and ready to make the thread fly! I hope you are still here with me. This little quilt was started back in March. My niece, Pickle, has graduated to a big girl bed and she is way over due for a new quilt from her favorite aunt!
It all started with this fat quarter bundle that I found at Walmart of all places. How can you turn town Catcus and Party Like a Flock Star? The answer is you can't.
I chose a free pattern by Amber (Gigi's Thimble) and Amanda (Jedi Craft Girl) called All Stacked Up. The larger rectangles were perfect for showcasing those fun animal prints.
As I recall it was easily pieced in an afternoon and sadly set for a few months while I over thought the quilting. Isn't that what we do?
October came and I decided enough is enough. I can continue to over think the quilting...or I can just overall quilt it and get Pickle her quilt! There are forts to be built!
I went with Aurifil #3840 French Lilac, a beautiful variegated thread in shades of purple and a simple stipple to finish things off.
Sometime simple is just what a project calls for.
So this week I delivered the quilt along with a copy of the book, The Little Ghost Who Was a Quilt, to sweet Pickle and she loved both! She was obsessed with the purple backing fabric because it matched her pj's. I can't wait to hear about all the adventures she has with her quilt. Who knows, maybe she will be a ghost?
Miss Pickle isn't the only one that loves the back of her quilt.
Her best friend Jackson seems to be pretty fond of it too. I'm sure they will find a way to share.
Since things at work have finally calmed down and I've returned to things quilty, I will be bringing back the UFO Linky party next Saturday. I hope you will join me back here to check out what we have all been up to.