Sunday, May 24, 2009

A Little Romance

i made this quilt for paul's aunt who has been in the hospital and is now in a rehab facility (no, not for drugs) getting physical therapy. she should be going home soon but i wanted something to brighten up her hospital room. in typical chinese fashion, she said it was too pretty to use and will save it for when she gets home. oh well, as long as she uses it.

it's hard for me to use my stash--i always feel like i need to save it for "one day" (as in one day i'll make a green quilt)--well that day is far off so i'm trying to use stash especially for backing. i liked how this green back turned out.

the pattern was a quilt kit by April Cornell for Moda; the fabric line is called A Little Romance. i don't love the fabrics per se (too much purple--quite ironic since i spent my teen years loving purple--because of Donny Osmond but that's another story) but it was 50% off at the Fat Quarter Shop during their awesome Christmas sales (2 years ago). i also bought a FQ bundle 'cos it was too cheap to resist. so the irony is that i've used this fabric a lot lately, whereas i'm hoarding all the other fabrics that i really love.

this is a t-shirt quilt that i'm making for PH's daughter. i'll share photos and the story behind it when it's quilted up. but PH chose this line of fabric for the sashing.

and last christmas, i made a bunch of these fabric baskets as gifts (pattern courtesy of the Pink Penguin) using some striped and dotted fabric from a friend's destashing, and of course lots of A Little Romance fabrics.

i still have lots of scraps & FQs of this line--no more purple though!--and will save for a baby quilt in the future. (oh, not for me! but for other babies that come around :-)

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