1. Before we started our quilt-making endeavors, she picked out a bunch of fabrics so I would have a sense of her style. Said fabrics included Bird Tree by Saffron Craig. What the what? I couldn't believe that out of the blue (with no prompting from myself), she picked one of my favorite lines! I had been dying to use these!!
2. She hates pastels. Now that I'm all growed up, I love pastels . They're beautiful and soft and make me feel calm. But when I was her age I put a ban on these pale beauties - I tried to force the ban on my entire family, but I only found success with my own wardrobe. So I get it....I feel a bond...I like that she has strong feelings about a whole family of colors.
3. She was a doodle pad for Halloween!
Anyway, a while back I made two quilts from this Moda Bake Shop Recipe.
|bet you can't guess their names!|
Tatum decided that she wanted the same general style with her name and a bird or tree in the middle. So here it is:
I got all of the Bird Tree fabrics...except this one. Oops! I didn't get a picture of it, but I made the little birds out of white fabric and did a little raw-edge applique to make my own version on a dark purple background. And I pieced the back (again!).
|(this one was too big to hold up - you can see my head poking through!)|
and here (sorry about the thready mess...we took pictures pre-trimming!...)
In exchange for the quilt, Tatum's mom (Carisa - see her name on the right side of the page?) designed my logo and quilt labels. Carisa is super-talented! Check these out:
Spoonflower. I love, love, love them!!! Thanks Carisa!