Luckily, Jennie has this talent in spades. Here's the initial design she sent:
So pretty, right? I told her I'd love to help with this project so she went shopping and and sent me a boxful of the most beautiful shabby chic fabric I'd ever seen.
So I got cutting:
And finally when it was all done I decided the easiest way to put this project together was to do Pine Patches Squares. A Nine Patch Square is exactly what it sounds like. Nine little squares are sewn together to make one larger square. In my case, each little square measured four and a half inches so that the large square measured twelve.
Once all the little squares were done, I started sewing the bigger squares together:
And finally, at long last (it took roughly six months), the face was done!
For the backing, Jennie included in the box a really pretty single piece of fabric that worked beautifully:
And you can see from the pic that she also sent this soft and fuzzy fabric just for the heck of it. I was able to use a lot of it for the edging.
AND, there was enough left over to make a few extras like pillow cases and a throw pillow!
The Type-A crazy person inside me wanted the pillow cases to be symmetrical:
This was such a fun project to work on! Anytime Jennie wants to pick out fabric I'm all hers!
All quilts by kate are one-of-a-kind originals. A quilt like this would be priced at $850, pillow cases $150, throw pillow $75.
Finished Dec. 2012