I wanted to show off an older quilt that I made for my daughter, Rachel, last year. I started it early in the year, but I didn't finish it until August.
I originally planned it to be a quilt for her 18th birthday, but I didn't get it finished in time.
I decided instead that I would make it for her as a going-away-to-college gift.
At any rate, that's what I had planned it for anyway, so that she would have a piece of me down at college.
A token to always remind her how much her momma loves her.
I used Sweetwater's Pure fabric line. When I first saw the line, I knew that it was perfect for her.
She's kind of a french country, but classic vintage kind of girl.
I used a layer cake, two charm packs, and three yards of the neutral background for the quilt top.
The pattern is called Ruffles by The Pattern Basket. You can find it here.
I fell in love with the pattern because of the adorable ruffles on the edge. They're hard to see in the pictures.
I quilted it in an all-over loopy pattern.
I pieced the back from extra fabric from the layer cake and the charm packs. It's my first pieced back, and although it was extra work, I have to say I love it! I love the cute little tanned legs in the picture, too.
I also had enough fabric to make two big comfy pillows to match. One with ruffles. I even added a zipper to the brown one, but didn't have enough patience to do it again for the beige one. I can't decide which one I like better.
I altered the pattern a little bit, because the original measurements were too small for a bed quilt.
I added two extra rows of blocks down the side and at the bottom. I think that the end measurements of my quilt were about 74 x 83", perfect for a cozy bed quilt.
All in all, I think this quilt is one of my very favorites! It turned out really nice, and my daughter loves it.