Another thing I love about sewing is that my daughter thinks I am really clever at making things. Trouble is she thinks that I am a bit cleverer than I really am because she is always asking me to make her a Cinderella style ballgown or a pair of magical fairy wings. She has the most fantastical imagination and I could never keep up with it in bringing one of her designs to life.
But we do both love the Flower Fairies and when I saw this stunning panel on sale at Quilters Haven, I knew exactly what I would make her for Christmas last.
As my sewing time takes place each evening when the Dandelions are asleep in their beds, I hid the parcel of fabric when it arrived and I managed a stealthy covert operation to make this whole quilt without my little lady finding out.
The Flower Fairy fabric is far more gorgeous in real life than you can imagine. Several of the prints have glittery thread running through it. The colours are refined by captivating and the details are beautiful beyond belief. The binding fabric I used was called "Fairy Frost" and it is a feast of shimmery whispers.
I really enjoyed the free motion quilting on the panel. I outlined the fairy and picked out certain details on the flowers. It was so much fun!
I hope you squeeze a little crafting into your day