Type of item: Functional
What was your inspiration?
Teenagers aren't always easy to please, but I was sure I couldn't go wrong with something handmade in their school colors. My granddaughter is a cheerleader and her brother, who starts high school next year, is looking forward with hopes of qualifying for freshman football or basketball team. Several months ago I settled on quilts when I found the perfect design and color scheme for my granddaughter in a Craftsy project. Thank you Wazoo Sue!! I borrowed your color scheme and made a slight modification to your design. I LOVE this little quilt and I know that my granddaughter will too.
What are you most proud of?
When I made the quilt for my grandson I ran short of fabric and wound up making a pieced back. Since his quilt had a fancier back, I felt that it was only right that I should do the same on the one for his sister. The idea for hearts was so fitting to my sweet, girly girl. I'm making progress on the FMQ as well - slowly but surely, and best of all, my two quilts are finished with time to spare. I am a happy grandma!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Ideas come from everywhere! Don't be afraid to experiment and improvise to make a project your own. And start early!!