My non-sewing sister, Vicki, went shopping on the internet a couple of years ago, for some fabrics to give me as a gift.
She is miserable in a fabric shop.
She starts to hyperventilate when she enters a room with a sewing machine.
She literally gets hives when we go to quilt shows - remember that summer in Preston, ID, Vicki?
We had to find some Benadryl - FAST!
So - when she said she had purchased some fabric for me.........for no other reason than she loves me....I was
shocked pleasantly surprised!
She found these darling, "Color Me Retro", prints - 1/2 yard cuts of the entire line, and sent them to me.
I cried when I opened them because I know how painful that must have been for her to shop for fabric.
Gosh - I love my sister.
I knew I wanted a quilt out of them which showcased the prints.
So I chose a giant hexagon.
I purchased this Hex 'n More ruler - it's wonderful!
I asked my friend, Andrea in Pennsylvania, to piece it for me.
(If I try to piece something I know it will take at least 5 more years to get around to it! That's just way too long to wait for something this cute).
Andrea used this "Candy Dish" pattern for the setting instructions.
Here is Andrea's blog post about her process.
This is my quilt top hanging on a door in her home.
I feel like I'm sitting in her pretty home watching her piece my quilt top!
Andrea did a beautiful job, as always, on my quilt top.
It's so fun working with her.
She will sew a quilt top for you, too!
Just contact her through her blog.
I have a flannel backing and used 80/20 batting - I wanted a "snuggler".
I used a bracelet print from Lizzy House for the binding.
I quilted an all-over swirl pattern.
Thank you, my sister - Vicki, and Andrea for this wonderful quilt!
I love you both.....