Sunday, October 7, 2007

Finally Finished!

Last year I made that Nancy Halverson panel advent calendar for my son's foster child. They asked me if I could make something like that for her birthday. Daja's birthday is on Halloween. Do they want birthday theme? Halloween theme? They said both! This sent me in a tizzy, I'm not creative, I can follow a pattern, but that is as far as it goes.
Hmmm.... Daja loves PINK! Oh my gosh, this is the little girl who when I visited her took me by the hand and pulled me into her room, jumped up and down over and over yelling PINK PINK PINK! My son had painted her room totally PINK! She was tickled pink! I remembered that Moda line "Wild Things" that was cute and had pink in it, kinda Halloween, so I searched and searched and found some coordinating fabrics.

Now for a pattern. Hmmm, I couldn't wrap my mind around a design. I Spent hours looking online, looking through magazines and books. I found I had one those fabric folding books. AHA, a little bit of an idea. The Christmas book had a pocket type count down hanging. But wait, isn't there a Halloween book too? I Need it! Well I got it and it didn't have anything that really worked. Then I showed Daja the fabric. She didn't like it! Do you see where I'm going with this? $$$ is adding up and I still don't know what I'm doing! Do you do this? Do you start off in one direction and turn completely around? I guess this how I build my stash. Well then, the divorce got started and I put it all aside. I wasn't planning on making this, because of all that has happened, but I kept seeing the fabric sitting there and I had to do it!

TADA, here it is. It's pink and it's original, I borrowed the pattern from the fabric folding book and got some help with lettering from Elizabeth's book and Holly's fabric is so fun to work with. (Thank you for the link info Rabbit Stitchings! ) My lil project is finally done. Just need to sew the button, the label and the sleeve and I can send it off . It's outta here! I sure hope she will enjoy it. I won't get to see her face when she opens it and finds all of the goodies that I'm stashing in those little pockets. The only place I used the original purchased fabric was for the binding, sleeve, backing and pocket liners! The lime has cute purple spiders and I found an awesome lime green button with a spider that is going on the end of the thread running through Halloween under the spider web.

So now I can move on,

I'm off to mind my P's.... pumpkins an pincushions that is!

Happy Birthday to my baby brother and my dear Dad, they both celebrate their birthdays today. You are both always in my heart!

12 comments:

JudyL said...

Oh, that is adorable! You are VERY creative! I wish I could see her face when she opens it and then finds out about all the little surprises. That's so cute!!

Vicky said...

Mar, it's wonderful! You really outdid yourself on this one! Fabulous! ILY

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Mar, that quilt is too cute. What little girl wouldn't love to own that. You did a great job!!

PamKittyMorning said...

Mar I love that. It's so clever and you know she is going to be totally thrilled. Nice work!

zizzybob said...

I loved that fabric, too bad she didn't like it. But the quilt turned out great. You get a gold star for that one.

Rabbit Stitchings said...

That is just simply WONDERFUL...I think you need to take back that you are not creative! I am sure she will love that quilt... its just so great!!!

Darlene said...

It's perfect! Daja is going to love and treasure it.

Doodlebug Gail said...

Beautiful! How very creative of you to combine a lot of elements into one quilt. Take care.

Kim said...

Oh, that turned out wonderfully! I love it! But then I liked that first fabric you started with too! LOL!

atet said...

That countdown quilt is adorable! I love that idea :0).

Eileen said...

Just adorable, Any child wold love it. Then it has her name on it and all those things. What fun.

Nan said...

What a wonderful idea, Mar! It's incredible - a total work of heart! I'm sure she will treasure it forever!