A college friend of mine commissioned me to make a quilt for her favorite babysitter that is going off to my Alma Mater, Miami (of Ohio). She wanted it to be primarily pieced in blue & yellow, with a Vera Bradley feel to it. I sent her a link to my favorites on Flickr to help get her creative juices flowing. She chose this quilt by Juliann for me to use as inspiration.
I sewed the strips straight onto the top of the quilt sandwich leaving about 1/4" on each side. I then quilted it using a circle pattern. I drew the pattern straight onto the top of the quilt using the Pilot Frixion pen that I talk about here. I sewed straight over the lines I had drawn and then ironed them away when I was done quilting. I LOVE that pen!!!
Here we are, all wrapped up with love. I really hope they all like the final product!!!!
Now, what should I name it????
I asked my blogger friends to help me name this quilt. Marcia of RuntoMomma hit the nail on the head. She said, "I think that the two lines on the right look quite similar.. the same thing that everyone else is doing.. but the "road" on the left.. or the "path" on the left.. that is your own. Do your own thing. Here is a link to the Robert Frost poem "The Road Less Traveled" http://www.amandashome.com/road.html To me it means.. be an individual, and don't be afraid to do your own thing."
I think this is a perfect poem to send with this quilt to a young girl heading off for her first time into the world of College. I hope she chooses the road less traveled!
Thanks so much everyone for your creative naming ideas. I will definitely use your assistance in the future!!!