My sister Aja has a birthday coming up ... very shortly. This year I decided to make her a quilt for her bed, a twin. It will be the biggest quilt I have ever made! She picked out the Hello Petal line by Aneela Hoey. After a trip to my favorite LQS Bits n' Pieces to raid their holiday sale I walked away with all the goods I needed including a FREE, yes FREE charm pack. They had this spinner wheel with tons of prizes ... my prize was a free charm pack. The woman said she found the last Hello Petal charm pack out back and went to get it for me, so it was my lucky day :) This also made my day! Love having such a great shop nearby, these ladies are phenomenal :)
After doing some thinking, Aja has never been a pink fan or liked anything super girly. I was very surprised that this was her fabric pick! The whole line is sweet, girly, and includes lots of pink. After asking more questions I come to find out she only liked the blue and yellow prints, and not the pink. She did say I could only include a very little pink, the dark pink was fine. There went half the layer cake and charm pack! Good think I got some extra FQs just to make sure.
This will also be the first time I quilt with linen. I have used linen a million times but never in a quilt. I was inspired by the Sugar Block of the Month over at Stitchery Dickory Dock. I am also going to use the January pattern from that BOM to make the quilt top. Each block finishes at 12 inches square, so hopefully that will speed up the process! Any advice for quilting with linen? This piece has been pre-washed :)
Sew long for now,
Patch & Chels