Oh such pleasure I had making this quilt from start to finish. While in North Carolina I went with my niece, Kim to buy some fabric. I know the type of patterns and colors that she likes so we had a lot of fun selecting a few pieces.
When I returned to Los Angeles I went to a few of my favorite shops and built upon what we had started with and ended up with 32 different fabrics that are all in the same palette.
The next part is where I really started to enjoy quilting. I had previously purchase a quilting software, EQ7, and with that software I was able to completely design a quilt for Kim from start to finish. The program takes into account the dimensions of the squares, the border, sashings and bindings. It even gives you the template dimensions and estimated yardage needed for each piece of the quilt.
This is what I drew for Kim in EQ7:
And this is what it looked like after I added the fabric selections:
After piecing the quilt I also added a monogram to it so that she will always remember the occasion that I gave it to her.
It means so much to have someone as special as Kim in my life- and even better that she is my niece.
Happy Birthday Kim!