At the beginning of the year my daughter Lydia and I began talking about making a new quilt for her bed. She looked through my patterns and chose the Binding Tool Star pattern from Missouri Star Quilt Company. I have already made this pattern and knew that it would go together quickly. Lydia didn't want to do any sewing, but she did want to design it with her own color ideas. She's an artist!
I got out some grid paper and drew the quilt out to make a coloring page. We printed out several copies, and Lydia got started with her designs. She knew what colors she wanted to use, and she experimented with different placement. This is the final version that she chose.
I took her to the Little Foot Quilt Shoppe in Evans City, PA, and we began to look for fabrics that would work. Once she discovered the Moda Grunge, that was it! All the fabrics are Moda Grunge except for the background which is a white/gray with small cross hatching on it. I would never have chosen (mostly) all Grunge for one quilt. I love it as a blender or a background, but it is stunning in this quilt!
Lydia thinks bats are cool, and in all of my pantograph designs she found the Halloween bats. Again, that was a fast decision for her! The backing is gray Minky fabric. It's nice and soft!
The quilt has been on Lydia's bed for months now, but just last week we took it out for a special photo shoot at a local nature park. We got some great shots!
There's Lydia - not wanting to be in any pictures and wondering how long this is going to take. :-) I'm excited to go back to Succop Nature Park to photograph more quilts. It is a beautiful place!
Thank you for visiting! Hope you were a little inspired.
This is me...
I LOVE to quilt, and every day I must sew for my sanity!