My daughter, Baylie, who was 16 (at the time) asked me one day if I thought it was possible–within my skill set–to make, for her room, a bed cover, bed skirt, pillows & shams and curtains. The whole shebang.
Now, I’ve tried this kind of project before… and it hadn’t worked out.
But, I decided that “yes” I could do this. I had been quilting for a few years (at that point) and surely I could figure this out.
Baylie and I went shopping and found the “Quilting Bear” fabric. Since she herself is interested in quilting we thought it was a cute theme. I made the Windmill squares and she was tickled about them.
However, I went by myself to buy the mauve-ish fabrics to frame the Windmill squares with. When I finished the top I showed it to her, before quilting… she hated it. She didn’t think the framing fabric matched the rest of the fabrics that the Windmill squares were made of. She was so disappointed. I was devastated. However, I went ahead and made the quilt. But, she decided that she didn’t want me to complete the whole set (bed-skirt, pillow shams, etc.). For a long time she kept this quilt at the top of her closet… she didn’t use it at all. Eventually though she pulled it down and used it as a lap quilt.