When i first saw the Heather Ross FFA2, 20 Fat Quarter Bundle all packaged so nice I fell in LOVE!! I eagerly and very regularly stalked the quilting stores waiting for it to become available...and was so pleased when i had mine arrive in the mail. This fabric bundle was even the inspiration and boost i needed for my VERY first blog post!!
Now what to do with it??.... My little girl Indi is just like most other little 3 year old girls....Shes in LOVE with Fairy tales, Princesses and Pink! So this Far Far Away fabric range was perfect for her..Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, the Owl and the Pussycat.....
It took me a little while trying to decide what design to use..I searched online pictures, designs, patterns from stores and just couldn't find anything just right.
My Idea came to me in the shower actually...(Aren't all good ideas thought of in the shower??)...I had a little girls Princess towel hanging over the side, with an embroidered Castle on it....mmmm.....Castles it is!
I got out my graph book, freezer paper, and old material and started designing up a simple Castle block. It took a couple times to get it just right..with a little help from my Architect Hubby and his knowledge of buildings...Castles, Turrets and Battlements. This Quilt Uses 18 Fat Quarters... and consists of 12 Castle blocks....
I usually quilt all my own quilts...but this one I had professionally Quilted. It is covered in swirly Hearts and is perfect for the style and theme of this quilt. One of my lovely Stockists made this quilt up in Blues and Greys for a boys version of this Quilt...she made it more into a Knights and Castles Quilt.
For the backing fabric I chose to go ALL PINK and use the Pink Rose Fabric from this range...and with help from my mum...named my Quilt 'Sand Castles'.
I had a huge boost of encouragement from family and friends to make this quilt into a Pattern and i am so glad i did. It has been so popular and I would have to say that it is 'The Quilt' that put my blog on the Map.
My little Indi is in LOVE. This Quilt was made for her bed... and she sleeps each night dreaming of her Prince.... (her daddy).