I love that I have two girls that I get to create lovely girly quilts for.
My daughter was given a birthday card one year, and it had the most divine picture on the front. I knew I could make something really special from it. I blew the design up a million times on the photocopier, then drew it out onto a huge bit of paper. From then it was quite an easy process. I didn’t have the right colour pink for the castle, so I used beetroot juice to dye that. I didn’t have the right pale colour for the sky so I used food colouring for that too. And both worked a real treat, I think. All the fabrics were from my stash. I have no lack of pastels in my cupboard.
Wasn’t difficult at all, really. Cartoons and cards and wrapping papers are all great to use for applique quilt blocks. It was a bit of a buggar trying to blanket stitch the middle area, but I persevered and she got her fourth birthday present for her fifth birthday, so I wasn’t too far behind.