Happy Monday, Everyone! Today I am showing you my Ring of Flowers quilt in the April/May 2011 issue of The Quilter. From these scraps of fabrics pieced together (a couple of months ago)…
The sweet fabrics you see in the quilt are from RJR‘s A is for Annabelle fabric line. The pastel blue and pink, mixed in with the blue toile, made a great combination for something soft and sweet. This line of fabric has imagery from Tasha Tudor’s A is for Annabelle book.
This quilt is the perfect size as Miss Baby’s “boo” quilt! She loves to drape it over her head and just walk haphazardly to wherever she wants to go. So, it is staying downstairs where she can play and have fun with it.
From trolling different quilty blogs, there seems to be two schools of thought on the treatment of quilts. Some think that quilts are made to be used, and some think that quilts are made to be admired only. I think there’s definitely a place for each category. I tend to embrace both thoughts… I definitely have certainly quilts that I made that are preferably only for the eyes only. There are also those that I have made that I let and encourage Miss Baby handle and use, just as I let her use some of my china pieces. I figure, I’d rather capture the moments we enjoy certain beautiful hings than have the nice things all out of reach and never be able to enjoy them. What are your thoughts?
p.s. I also have two free patterns for download made with the same fabrics. Check out my freebies section on the sidebar to access those patterns.