My daughter finished university over a year ago and I told her I wanted to make her a quilt as a graduation gift. She moved into a new apartment last summer and decided that a new quilt would be nice for her new bed. She is pretty fussy about what she likes and does not like so it took a long time to look at different patterns, fabrics and colours. On Family Day weekend, we went to Mad About Patchwork and chose a pattern (Four Corners by Nancy Purvis) and fabric.
You may remember seeing a picture of the fabrics a few posts back...
I bought enough fabric for her quilt and took it home. I washed it and ironed it. After cutting a couple of strips of each fabric and making some squares, I spent some time arranging the fabrics to figure out the order of the colours.
I emailed the pictures to my daughter so she could have input.
She did not like white (and neither did I!!)
Next, I tried a mid gray with stripes in it. She and I both liked this better. I left this up on my design wall for a few days and consulted with my fellow quilters from the Elgin Piecemakers when we met at my house last week. They all thought the gray with the stripes fit in well. I checked with my daughter again and she gave me the final approval.
Then I put together another strip, and another...