Last year I was surfing the net looking at fabric (which is a bit like porn for crafty peeps isn't it? ) when I stumbled across the Lily and Will fabric range. I think my history with pastels has been well documented especially the fact I have despised every pastel coloured quilt I've ever made, so while I thought this fabric was pretty- it was never going to be a must have fabric for me.
Until Miss P wandered past the computer while I was looking and told me how gorgeous the Lily and Will fabric was in the pink colourway. I mean she really laid it on thick. So I forked out the 130 bucks of my hard earned spondoola for 8 yards, a layer cake and postage and waited for it to arrive. The plan was to surprise Miss P and make her the cutest quilt ever because I hadn't made her a quilt for a while.
When the fabric arrived I showed it to her with the air of a magician pulling a rabbit out of a hat expecting her to say " I love that fabric -please say you're making something for me " and I would say " I'm making you a quilt from it because you loved this so much " and she would be all squealy and girly and gushing and was going to tell me that I am the best mother in the whole wide world. Yep folks - that's the way it all ran in my head.
When it arrived I showed her the fabric...waited for the squealing and declarations of undying love and my awesome-ness and got "Ewwwww,that's horrible - I don't like that at all. It doesn't look like it did on the computer ". To my credit, because I truly AM the best mother in the world, I resisted the urge to strangle her on the spot because there were about one million other things I could have spent 130 bucks on (and also because I hear jail food is pretty much lousy and because I dont really want to become big Bertha's bitch on the inside)
Last Saturday I decided to pull my finger out and make something out of the Lily and Will for no other reason than it was sitting there mocking me and everytime I see it I want to take to Miss P with a stick. Since I wasn't emotionally invested in this fabric though I wanted whatever I did to be fast. So in the three days since Saturday I've cut and sewed and sewed and quilted and clipped some seams and like magic this is the result.
I've made stacks of these rag quilts and they're so easy and cute. I'd never thought to add binding until I saw this tutorial over at Bloom. (Thanks for the link Little Miss Sunshine ) Trust me - even if you've never sewed a quilt in your life - you can do this one because untrained monkeys could do it.
Check out the back
And another look at the front which I quilted in a cross hatch pattern, which I think is perfect.
I'm really liking this now it's done- so boo sucks to you Miss P - I think I'm keeping it.
I'm seriously thinking about naming it Miss P's Folly or The Chocolate Box . What do you think? I'm open to suggestions.
In other fabric related news I went stash shopping Monday and bought these. There goes another 6 yards of this years fabric allowance. It's Sara's fault. She put dots in my head. At least I'm not hearing voices.