Les and I spent a lovely few days back home this weekend celebrating the graduation of our oldest niece.
Of course a quilt was in order for the occasion.
I've been planning one for her for awhile. At one point in time I thought I knew what she wanted, but when I asked her directly she said she wanted "something pink, with hot pink, maybe pink animal print--like pink zebra." Um, okay...not the vintage 'old lady' quilt I was planning.
So here is what I came up with.
It's definitely PINK!
For the record, the solid in between the prints is actually pink, too. A very, very soft baby pink. It's fabric that I have had since my first daughter was born 9 yrs ago. (Yikes!)
With all that pink it reminded me of bubble gum. Thus it was named.
My plan was to make an edge-to-edge design like Leslie's but do to some unfortunate events it ended up way too narrow. The addition of a big fat border was all it needed to come out the right size. It gives it a different look than hers--but still awesome none the less.
The backing is a great little print I found at JoAnn's.
Backing fabric @ 40% off = Happy wallet!
I've said before that the quilting part is my least favorite part of the quilt-making process, so thanks to the magic quilting fairy it got finished in record time!
Finished quilt measures approx. 55" by 70"
Backing is Happi Medallion Pink from JoAnn's
Border is Country Classic Solids in Flamingo (almost the same color as Kona Bright Pink)
Zig Zag pink's are assorted designer and non-designer prints from mine and Leslie's stash. Thanks, Les!