"Pink isn't just a color, it's an attitude!"
I always seem to have a story for a quilt.
This story is about the little girl that stopped by for a bit in our lives and then flitted away from us. We held on as tightly as we as we could, but she flitted away as quickly as her nickname, Butterfly.
I picked up two very pink and brown jelly rolls on a whim the months after she left us. Confession? I think I have a secret love for the color pink. All these years it has been suppressed because my life had been surrounded by the male chromosome in abundance the last eighteen years.
I thought. "This will be my pink quilt. I had a girl and by golly, I'm making a impossibly girly quilt."
But I never got around to making one or finding a pattern I loved. I actually was going to sacrifice it for someone else as a quilt gift a few months ago and even unwrapped the rolls. Which meant that I had then made it a WIP for my #my2015quiltlist and had an urgent desire to make it. Immediately. No reason. No rhyme.
I challenged myself to only use the pattern books I had on hand. Tagged four or five possibilities and then considered that there were only really three colors for the quilt and landed on the "Blue Lagoon" pattern from the e-book I purchased last year called Jelly Rolly Quilts.
I am so pleased with the results. I used only stash fabrics.
And just enjoyed doing some free motion quilting.
Pattern: Blue Lagoon by Pam & Nicky Lintott
Fabrics: Pink and Blue Jelly roll purchased at Hobby Lobby
Thread: Pieced with Gutterman, Quilted with Superior Threads
Quilting: Swirls and Flowers Freemotion quilting on Avante 18"
My Think Pink Quilt will live in my studio and I reminds me that I really need to finish my white slipcovers for the chair and a half so it can be my Valentine Quilt!