Monday, July 27, 2015
A Quilt For Simone
When my daughter was little I made her a blankie from a small lap blanket size quilt that kept coming apart where the pieces were sewn together. When I would see a spot coming apart I would take some fabric from a cute pair of pants or anything sweet and cut out a flower shape and cover the part that was coming apart. Eventually the blankie had several flowers and bugs. I also put a silky backing on it because, well, it's silky.
Simone loved her blankie as any kid with a blanket named blankie does. She would have it still if she didn't have the unfortunate experience of puppy-sitting a dog that got a hold of it and shredded half of it. Although it was shredded like a car wash octopus thingy she still slept with it.
About 6 weeks ago I looked at it and asked her if she would like a new one. I was quite surprised by the colors she picked out at first which were beige and beiger. I encouraged her to get a bit more color since the palette she was expressing to me was corals and pastels.
This was the background.
I added the darker colors but didn't use them all.
I stuck to a flower theme and chose clematis on a trellis.
I added birds and the original buzzy bee from the first blanket
Still silky on the back and an extra cushy 4 layers of batting.
Here you can see that the test run went very well!
Posted by Katherine Thompson