As I explained earlier in the month, I was reinvigorated and inspired to finish this quilt out of the blue. It's been stashed out of sight in a bin for a year and a half, even before I got married. My mom chose the fabric (Impressions by Ty Pennington) and she started cutting out every. single. little. piece. of the pattern with me over several nights (the pattern is "Curlicue Crush" by Rebecca of Chasing Cottons). Overall, this quilt tested my patience and my resolve, but I came out victorious (me: 1, quilt: .5).
I rarely follow patterns at all. However, I remember seeing the original Innocent Crush version for the first time and shamelessly drooling a bit. I wanted those curves and I wanted them bad. I didn't use Rebecca's method of pinning and sewing curves; I used Leanne's pinless tutorial instead. Though it was a huge learning process, I am so happy with the way everything turned out! I know everything isn't perfect, but it doesn't matter, right? If you're interested in more of my thoughts on this topic, you can read my SWC "Perfection" post here (you have until Dec. 8 to link up your own, too!).
This quilt is not *totally* my *style* or my *colors* (not that it matters because it's for my mom). I knew I wanted to add in solids to allow the eyes to rest, and to have some negative space (as it turns out, it was there I could do some awesomely fun FMQ). Sarah thinks they look like ornaments. I have to agree now that I'm looking at it from far away! :)
I wrote my "label," all quilty details, and a message for mom on the back, in the curlicue imprints. I still need to get a picture of my mom AND I with the quilt - I will post it here soon! Finally, I'm so glad to finally share (I had it finished for three days but I could not take pictures because of the constant rain!). Sis and I snapped a few right before Thanksgiving dinner. On that note - Happy Thanksgiving (or Thanksgivukkah if you are celebrating Hanukkah, too :) )!