Do you ever think that you are superwoman? That you can do it all? All by yourself? I do….all the time. A few weeks before Christmas, I had this crazy idea that I could make Sweet Pea a twin sized quilt. Yep, we were headed out of town to Hawaii. Yep, we already had just about every other day we were at home scheduled to the rim. But I thought I could do it anyway!
Turns out I’m not superwoman. Hope that doesn’t disappoint any of you! Turns out I couldn’t finish this quilt for Sweet Pea, even though I stayed up til midnight every possible night! (And if you know me, you know that’s a lot of love…I am not a night person!)
Well Sweet Pea was very gracious to receive an unfinished quilt under the tree. You see, she has been sleeping under the quilt I made her when she was two. That quilt is great, but it is definitely not the quilt for a double digit girl. She has outgrown it now (actually, she probably outgrew it several years ago). So Sweet Pea was thrilled to get a new, more mature quilt!
After Christmas I vowed to do no other sewing until Sweet Pea’s quilt was done. And with all of my efforts concentrated on one project, that actually didn’t take me too long! And I have to say this is my absolute favorite thing I have made. It probably has to do more with sentimentality than anything else, you know, because making a quilt takes so much time. There is a lot of love poured into a quilt. A lot of thought and effort goes into a quilt!
Want to know the details? I googled around for a 60 degree triangle quilt tutorial. I liked this one here…she explains the steps really well, and it all made sense to me! I looked through fabric I own, because that’s how my Granny would do it (my great grandma is the one who taught my mom to sew, who taught me to sew).
Here’s the fabric break down: The solids are kona cotton. The coral, turquoise and mustard prints are cotton and steel. The gray hash pattern is Carolyn Friedlander. And the blue with white fabic is a cut up target sheet. (I had purchased the target sheet set to make a dress, you can see here, but I haven’t blogged about yet!)
My favorite way to back a quilt is to use all of the leftover fabrics from the front…so that’s what I did. I love that the back is just as fun and interesting as the front!
Sweet Pea loves her new quilt!