Whew… Just in under the wire. I finally finished up my Paint Chip Quilt a few minutes ago, and I will be entering it into the 2014 Blogger’s Quilt Festival at Amy’s Creative Side!
I designed this quilt for a very sick little boy named Cody. It has words of strength and survival hand embroidered on it, and it has a minky back with soft Quilter’s Dream batting. It’s small, 50 inches by 28 inches. If nothing else, it sure is cozy. I hope it will be a comfort to Cody.
I quilted it with some straight[ish] lines on my long-arm (I couldn’t for the life of me force that minky and batting through my domestic!)
But I couldn’t find the fabric she used anymore, and after scouring the internet, I couldn’t find a pattern for a paint chip quilt that looked like the one in my head.
So what’s a quilter to do?
Make her own pattern, of course!
So I pulled my Kona Cotton jelly rolls in Sunset and in White off the shelves. And I came up with a plan. The construction would have to be completely different than Emily’s; and instead of embroidering names for the paint chip colors on the blocks, I would embroider words that describe Cody, and the wishes I have for him for healing, growth and happiness.
Fight… Believe…. Live…. Laugh…. Survive… Grow…. these are the words that I embroidered. These are the wishes I have for him.
I hope you like it.