Friday, November 18, 2011

A Soft Place to Land.....


This is the photo that started it.  I loved the quilt from the moment I saw it.  It was a Rail Fence pattern--- only better. I had planned on making Chelsey a quilt for Christmas. I had even purchased pattern and fabric.

What at one time seemed like a federal offense is now pretty common with me.  I changed my mind and decided this was the quilt Chelsey needed.

So here is the fabric---

Not what I would have chosen for myself, but the quilt is not for me.  It's for a fearless twenty one year old-- Incredibly brave--- more than I ever would be.

The blocks have been made



It's going to be bigger than the pattern and I haven't decided on the borders.
Yards and yards of ruffles have been hemmed.


And now the fun part begins-- The ruffles.



Tons of chores to knock out tomorrow... but hopefully more ruffles will be made.  


9 comments:

Darlene said...

What a fabulous quilt pattern and fabric for your daughter's quilt. Can't wait to see more.

Karen said...

I like it when someone makes something out of their comfort zone. What I mean is that not everyone likes the quilts we would make for ourselves. You have to step out and choose fabrics that are something that would be pleasing to the recipient when we would rather choose those wonderful fabrics we normally lean towards. I made a blue & pink pastel quilt for my daughter a couple years ago. She said to her dad, " Mom finally made something I like". Pastel is not my thing but it certainly is hers. The quilt will be beautiful with the fabrics you have chosen.

Colleen said...

I love your shoes in your last post, btw :o) I think your daughter will love this quilt!

Colleen said...

I love your shoes in your last post, btw :o) I think your daughter will love this quilt!

Muddling Through said...

What a great quilt! She's going to love it.

Carol said...

Oh that quilt is going to be wonderful...she's going to flip!

Sue said...

It's gonna be great, Melanie. I think it great too, that you are making it for your daughter. I know she'll cherish it always because it came from Mom :)

We'll be looking for the finished quilt :)

paula, the quilter said...

Have you seen this video on different ways to gather (ruffles)?
http://www.thequiltshow.com/os/bernina_videos.php
It is the latest one and is at the top of the list. I believe that these video are located in the 'free' section of The Quilt Show.

Carrie P. said...

Pretty, can't wait to see it finished.