November 8, 2012

A little improv

When my daughter asked me if we could go to the quilt store to shop for fabric for a new quilt for her bedroom, there was only one answer - a resounding YES!

She chose every fabric for this quilt to match her comforter.  Everything she picked is what I would have chosen myself.   She has a good eye for color... she might just be a quilter someday!

Making a quilt for a preteen, I really wanted to make something from the book Quilting Modern by Jacquie Gering and Katie Pedersen.  My choice was Blind Co-Pilot, but dear daughter would have none of that.  She liked the quilts that had a more traditional look.  We compromised on Supernova.  Here is the progress I've made so far.  It will have a white background to match the background of her comforter.   Oh and white Minky on the back - that was one of her requirements, too.

I'm having fun doing something that's a little outside the box for me.


  1. I definitely get the excitement! I loved making quilts for my daughter but now she makes them for herself... :(
    I LOVE your blog's facelift. I usually read on my reader but decided to drop in personally for a comment and was so surprised with the redo. so cute!

  2. Beautiful colors! The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, as my mom used to say!

  3. I love this! It's looking great!

  4. What fun! It's going to be wonderful!