(Pink) Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend

Now that the madras plaid quilt is gone, I felt the need to comb through my very extensive stash. I’ve been collecting fabric for a very special quilt for about 18 months now. These are soft, delicate prints in pastel shades that are not quite my normal quirky, bright palette of colours.

IMG_2396But change is good, right? My last two purchases have gotten me to a point where I think I have enough to get a quilt going. I recently acquired the last few yards of a gorgeous soft pink and white diamond pattern from Michael Miller line  (“textured basics” by Patty Young). I’ve decided to use this in the backing, as it’s beautifully modern, and will offset whatever quilt top I end up creating. IMG_2387

After a visit to 3 Gals and a Quilt Shop in Huntsville, ON, a few weekends ago, I also picked up some delicate fat quarters in dark green, plum, lavender and blue-grey…. from Windham Fabrics and Henry Glass and Co. I also have prints from Northcott, Robert Kaufman, Free Spirit, Maywood Studios, as well as Kona Solids and textured basics from Northcott and Free Spirit.

I’ve gone ahead and separate the piles into 4 groups – whites, pinks, green/blues and neutrals… now to figure out a quilt pattern!

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4 quilts under 1 roof

IMG_2367 It’s a rare thing to have one of my quilts nearby, let alone four! The kids were over one weekend, and brought their quilts for their visiting grandparents to see. I had just finished the madras plaid quilt for my niece, and my first quilt resides here… so i took an opportunity to snap a quick shot of all 4 on the windowsill. From left to right – madras plaid quilt, suburban dis”track”tion quilt, phoenix quilt, “have mercy on me” quilt 🙂

Madras Plaid Part 4: Happy Trails

In my haste to get this quilt to my niece, I forgot to take a full shot of the quilt. yikes, did it again!

The binding was a challenge in terms of picking the colour. However, once I had settled for an aqua batik print, putting it all together was a quick affair. it’s all washed and delivered, hopefully, it brings as much joy to my niece as it did to me 🙂