As I was taking the pictures for this quilt I had "Come to my Window" stuck in my head. Such a great song and great artist.
Anyhoo ... I got this idea stuck in my head and it had to be created. Most of the quilts I make go from my head to the fabric. This one, though, wasn't having any of that ... after a little bit of trial and error I got out the graph paper and drew, drew, drew, and then measured, measured, measured. Mostly measured. As much as it's not the way I usually do things I really enjoyed the process. It was nice to be able to make adjustments without having to scrap part of the project ... I don't know why no one has thought of that before (ah-em).
The goal was to create nine "windows", where the fabric seems to be behind the frames.
I love, love, love this quilt. So much so that I've already set aside fabric to make a similar one, but with more boyish/neutral fabrics.
My favorite square is the pink and orange floral. I love that it's not centered at all, as the view from a window wouldn't be centered.
I had a tough time finding enough solid, or almost solid fabrics for the interior borders/panes. I hadn't realized how rarely I used solids until I tried to find some to use. I'm planning to stock up on little bits and pieces of solid colors so I have some on hand when I need them in the future.
The quilting is done with straight lines.
The backside ... well, we took a vote around the house and it was a tie as to whether the back or front was the favorite.
The two squares on the back are the first two I made ... they were much too big once I'd finished them. For the back I added white and cut them angled. The borders and straight areas were added for fun and interest.
In other news, I have completed all the requirements to be registered as a family home daycare in Florida and am waiting for final approval. I passed all the tests I had to take and, I'm happy to say, I have no criminal record. Now I just wait until I get notification that all is done.
I'm so glad I went through this process. I can't say I learned *a lot* but I did learn a little bit about a lot of things, and I feel very reassured that I'm doing the right things with the kids.