Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Pips for my Peanut

My oldest is turning 9 in October and this was supposed to be her 5th birthday present.  This was definitely one of my oldest WIPs (I have one more that is older that will be finished before summer!!).  I struggled with this quilt because there are directional prints that are upside down that shouldn't be upside down, like girls on swings, kids on scooters and puppies.  And because these blocks bothered me, I didn't finish.  

This quilt wasn't about me...it was a quilt that my peanut was promised and that she loved.  I remember laying in bed with her and seeing this fabric and her begging me for a quilt made out of it.  

I finally got around to finishing the quilt and then wanted to use up some wool batting that I had...and then I had problems.  My basting spray did not hold very well with this wool batting and there are some serious(!!) puckers on the back of the quilt.  The good thing is my 8 year old really doesn't care and is so excited to have her quilt.
I finished it just in time for her to break her arm on the first bike ride of the season.  So she is cooped up for a while and is enjoying the snuggles with her new quilt.

The fabric is Sherbet Pips by Aneela Hoey.

I am linking up with Fabric TuesdayShow and Tell Tuesday , Can I Get a Whoop, Whoop?Needle and Thread Thursday and Finish it Friday.


Cassandra said...

This is a really cute quilt. Even though we notice issues (like puckers and directional prints), the people who receive the quilts love them and never seem to notice the flaws. Besides, having directional prints going different directions just means the quilt can be turned any direction and be right side up!

Cheryl said...

This a great quilt. I loved this fabric line, it has such great colors.

Ruth said...

Poor thing - hope she heals quickly! Lovely quilt to snuggle into!

Gemini Jen NZ said...

It looks great and has been made for all the right reasons so a the odd imperfection is not a problems at all. Well done for getting a finish ticked off!