A Spring Project

Last fall, one of my nieces asked me if I would make a quilt for her. She had a baby blanket that was made for her by a family friend (my niece is now 30) which she adored and had quite literally loved to death. It was falling apart and she couldn’t bear to part with it. She asked if she salvaged some of the pieces, would I make her something new using the pieces.  “Of course I will,” I said.

Around Thanksgiving, she proudly presented me with these.  She had carefully picked apart these little 2 inch squares….well, they were 2 inch squares at one time…and because they are tissue-paper thin and distorted, she had ironed them on to ultra light interfacing and carefully cut out each one. Remember Strawberry Shortcake from the 70’s? It is that print. The seams are still pink, but the surface of the squares are almost white from wear. Hmmm….

Then she proudly announced that she had gone to JoAnn’s to buy the other fabric I would need and presented me with these four fat quarters. She said she would love to receive it as a Christmas gift and after seeing the look on my face she quickly suggested that it would be great as a birthday gift, too. (Her birthday is in May.)

So there it is. My challenge for this spring. It will be interesting to see how this turns out. At least I don’t have to come up with the color palette! It will be fun to make her something that she can continued to enjoy. Stay tuned for the Strawberry Shortcake Challenge…..