One of my favourite songs:
Make new friends, but keep the old.
One is silver, and the other gold.
Well, I have some new friends (aka projects) and some golden friends.
These 2 projects are the other quilts for my friend with 3 daughters.
This is a kit that I have had for a few years now. When I got it, I knew it came with pink instead of red but I never could seem the right person to make it for. Earlier this year I had decided to just use the fabric for something else. I am so happy now that I have found the perfect girl for this quilt.
I had a hard time deciding for my friend's oldest daughter. I started off with a pink and yellow scheme, and I first thought about doing another log cabin but decided there was too many other quilts I wanted to try. I then thought about the pineapple block. I liked the idea of using the 1 1/2 inch strips in a completely different way. Then I remembered the Cameos quilt pattern I have which is based on the pineapple block. I dug into my stash and found an Eden charm pack. I decided to use them for the centres and my colour scheme; pink, yellow, purple and green. I tried a block last week and I really love it. It does not require any special rulers, but I had bought the pineapple ruler a few years ago and had not used it yet. It works well with the pattern, and it is nice to know I am also use my "ruler stash".
Now to my golden friends. Darlene is one of the most amazing quilters I know. She sent me this scissor fob and I love it so much. I love too knowing the fact that I will have her with me in my sewing room.
I have another golden friend. She is amazing at everything and so supportive of all my quilting. She also has ESP because somehow she knew I had broken my favourite pin dish a few weeks ago. She came back from a trip to Switzerland with this for me:
My daughter did try to tell me that it was really meant as a bathtub and proceeded to wash her rocks in it. Luckily I was able to rescue it when she was not looking. Wishing you all silver and gold!