|T quilt pattern|
I started about a year ahead of her graduation picking up fabrics I thought would be great in a quilt just for her. I found things like Little Mermaid, Rug rats, Ballet, Harry Potter, Violins, Star Wars, well - you get the idea. I would just purchase a yard of fabric and put it away. I was new to starting a quilting stash and became quite a fabric hoarder.
One weekend I talked my husband into a road trip to McPherson, Kansas (about 3 1/2 hours away) to a quilt shop I had heard about. I had never been to a quilt shop, but as it turns out, I have a lot of friends that quilt and suggested I visit one. I was going to provide a link to the shop, but looks like it is closed :( . I was overwhelmed by all the selections at the shop and could only bring myself to buy a magazine. I lucked out though. The magazine contained the perfect inspiration for my quilt: T is for Truth.
Better Homes and Gardens Creative Collection Publications Quilt Sampler 2003
I made the pattern a little larger to work with the fabrics I had. This was a memory quilt of the interests and accomplishments through her first 18 years. It was so much fun to make and she loves it.
|Trista and I holding the quilt at her high school graduation party.|
|The black pattern was music notes. I quilted around each T.|
I better get busy on an unfinished project,