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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I am NOT a Quilter

But every once in a while, I TRY to IMITATE a Quilter.

Like a couple years ago when my oldest son Dustin got married. With the inspiration of a friend I put together a really cute quilt (for me at least!) for him and his cute new wife, Cami.

And when my daughter got ready to go away to college, we made one especially for her together. Something she could have on her bed everyday to remind her of home.

And now, I have another daughter (my youngest of all the bunch) graduating from high school in TWO MONTHS! I can't believe it! And getting ready to go away to college this fall.

And once again, I'm preparing to imitate a quilter. She has been planning this graduation quilt for quite some time. She knew just what kind of colors she wanted . . . what she wanted on the back . . . the approximate pattern for the front . . .

Did I forget to drill into her head that

I had imagined a simple patchwork type quilt like the one we did for her sister. But no! She knows exactly what she wants to do, and it involves constructing 70 - 8" square blocks, although the pattern is pretty simple and super cute. I guess I'll have to keep you all in suspense as to what the exact pattern is . . .

So yesterday, we went shopping for the fabrics to get started on this masterpiece.

Kelsie, interestingly enough has a great eye for color and patterns. So I pretty much let her have a free reign. It will be really fun to see how it turns out. I'll have to keep you posted. That lovely (can you say "expensive") soft, embossed looking fabric on the bottom is for the back. That is the part she is the most excited about.

Darn! Guess I should have given her a budget as well:)

Once again, just Blisssfuuuullly Dommmesstic!


Victoria said...

Ooooh! So fun! I love making a quilt. Or "imitating a quilter" as you say... Send ME to the fabric store with no budget:)

Vicki said...

Fake it 'til you make it and have fun along the way! :) I am loving learning to quilt.

Joy For Your Journey said...

You look like a quilter to me! I can't wait to see the finished product!

Carolyn said...

That fabric looks divine! Your daughter has very good taste...even if it is expensive.

My grandma has made me several quilts and I cherish them so. I'm sure your daughter will do the same with this quilt.

susette said...

You are way more of a quilter than I will ever be. Nice work!

Cami said...

If I'm still around by the time you guys make this, I'd love to help! I saw all her fabrics in person and this this will be a great quilt. And super simple. If you need any help, just let me know. THose blocks really will be quick and easy, I can show you how.

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