My daughter turns 16 this week, and although this is an occasion that falls on just one day of the year, around here you would think it is in fact a Festival that goes on for more than a week!
After making these linen baby quilts a few months ago my daughter exclaimed: "Why do you never make me a nice quilt like these?" (Even though she has more quilts in her room than she could possibly ever sleep under!). So I decided to make a modern quilt for her as a birthday present.
I used a solid brown linen/cotton blend fabric and highlighted it with some colorful cotton designer fabrics by Anna Maria Horner, Amy Butler and Denyse Schmidt. I used a batting called Quilt Lite, purchased from Amitie. It is a thin batting, that is like a loosely woven flannel fabric. It is a great product if you want a thin and lightweight quilt with a nice drape.
It is quilted with straight line stitching that runs only vertically just 1.25 inches apart using dark brown Gutermann 100% cotton thread. The finished size of the quilt is 57 inches x 70 inches.
The back of the quilt is pieced using some of the same fabrics as used on the front of the quilt. The binding is made from Amy Butler's Lotus range of fabric called Full Moon Polka Dot in Camel.
I can not believe how fast the last 16 years have flown by and what a wonderful young lady she has become. I know this quilt will be well loved and will probably spent quite some time on the floor in her room, however, I much prefer that my quilts are used rather than stored in a cupboard.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SJ! LOVE FROM MUM XXX!