When my “sister” announced over that holidays that she is expecting her first child in June, I was so excited for her! AND I could not wait to start designing a quilt for her first child. Now, when I say “sister”, this is very tongue in cheek. I met Amanda in middle school, and we were always seated one after another: Amanda Jones, Yvonne Jones. After several years of questions from teachers, “are you sisters?” Amanda seized the opportunity and told our 10th grade geometry teacher, “Yes. We are fraternal twins born on April 1st.” You know, we assumed that a birthday on April Fool’s day would be an indication… but it stuck. When I was in college, several times I made the long drive between our schools to visit with her. On one visit, I got the privilege to meet and hang out with her boyfriend (who is now her husband). And as life would have it, we both changed our names from Jones to last names that start with “Fu…”. Life for us has just been in balance like that.
Amanda has an amazing eye for art, and so I knew that she would probably be dreaming up a great plan for the nursery. And I wasn’t disappointed. After a bit of discussion, it was obvious the top of the quilt is going to be made using Kona Royal Blue, Kona White, and Kona Lime. Instead of designing a pattern, we all fell in love with Diamonds in the Deep, and this is the quilt plan:
So to keep things easy, I decided to look for a broad cloth backing fabric to match this bright colors. And I am really excited about what I just purchased: Royal Artisan Spirit Shimmer Backing Fabric from BackSide Fabrics.
This quilt is going to be such a pleasure to create for my sis. 🙂
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