Months ago I made these curtains for my daughter's room, inspired by a project in Meg McElwee's "Sew Liberated":
Love them! But, as soon as I hung them up I was dying to complete the look with a custom quilt for her bed. Aria had one request: add some purple. OK, but how to do that and still make the quilt match the curtains. Hmmm...
A little browsing and we fell in love with the Far, Far Away collection by Heather Ross. Princesses, wildflowers, frog prince and unicorns... a dream come true for little (and big) girls. Here's a collage of swatches from Heather's blog that helped me see how her collection would work with the bold reds and oranges of the curtains, while bringing in the purple. Sadly, they're, um a little pricey. At $17 a yard I didn't see how I was going to get my hands on enough fabric for a twin sized quilt.
And, my friends, that's where grandma comes in! I mentioned my idea to make Aria a twin quilt and she was instantly interested in getting involved. Not surprisingly, she fell in love with Far, Far Away too. Surprisingly, she offered to buy the fabric if I would make the quilt! It's going to be a joint birthday gift from the two of us. Hurray!
Last night I started cutting! These fabrics are so soft and plush. The Far, Far Away's remind me of soft cotton gauze you'd use to wrap a wound. Is that weird? I'm quite frankly blown away by the silky soft hand of the Little Folks fabrics I also added to the mix. Anna Maria Horner is the bomb, as always. Aaaaaah... heaven. Back to work now.