Friday, January 23, 2015

Think Pink {Quilt}

"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.

Quilt Stats:
Measures: 68x74"
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!



  1. I really love this quilt. Never thought of myself as a "pink" fan, but keep seeing so many fabrics in pink that I just love, LOL.

  2. The material you chose is so pretty. Such a beautiful quilt, and awesome that you have a quilting machine. I love to sew and do crafts, but have never tackled a quilt. My grandparents use to make quilts; even my grandfather would help.

    Also, I read your Jamie Lynn story, such a beautiful story you wrote about her. ~hugs~

  3. You have poured your heart into making that very pretty quilt, in memory of your Angel Jamie Lynn. I felt so sad when I read her story. Be brave - your family will never forget her.


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