It was Ms. A’s fifth birthday this week, and we celebrated a week ago down in San Diego at a great park that had an amazing view of the area.
The theme of the party was Purplicious, which is a book that Ms. A is fond of.
At least, that’s what it said on the invite. When we got there it was more princess-y in theme, but still all purple.
So, for a few weeks, I thought of what to make. Since I knew purple was a must, I asked what Ms. A’s other favorite color was so that I could have another color to work with. That was pink, which I had for the sashing, so that worked out well.
Every few weeks, La La and I would go to the fabric store and pick out some purple fabric. La La would ask to pick out a purple each time we went, and I let her.
I think she’ll be confused when she figures out that fabric is not called purple, but is called fabric.
I found out that Ms. A still loves her doll that I made her for xmas, and had given the doll her own name. I decided a quilt would be a fun gift for the doll, and felt Ms. A out with questions about whether her doll had a bed or not, or a pillow.
I had a lot of fun coming up with the pattern for this. Each square is 2″x2″, with a 1.5″ x 2″ purple piece in the center of each block. It took me a while to figure out the dimensions with some graph paper.
I used a premade binding for the edge, and one of La La’s flannel receiving blankets for the batting. (They shrink so much after the first washing that they aren’t much use after a couple of months anyway.)
Then I made the pillow and pillow case too. I just love how cute they are!
Here’s the top.
And the bottom. Ms. A likes guitars, so it worked for me.
The label says: For Ms. A on her purplicious fifth birthday (with a doodle of a cupcake) From me 2010.
Best news is, I got an MMS the next day from Ms. A’s dad showing the quilt under 2 of Ms. A’s new Barbies. Pretty good deal, if she trusts her new Barbies with her new quilt.
The second is a quilt for La La, from a pattern I bought from Carolina Patchworks. But, as I do, the pattern calls for five fabrics, but I’m going to use sixteen – at least one each from this fabric line.
I’m really excited for both projects.