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Monday, 15 February 2016

Her Mother's Daughter



Flicky, my daughter, was home for Chrismas - she's in her third year at the University of St Andrews, Scotland.  She had a plan to make two quilts during her two-week stay as well as celebrating Christmas and New Year and she succeeded.  When it comes to hard work and sheer determination she is indeed her mother's daughter.

Her design brief: two quilts to be very similar but different, modern, masculine and including the colour green.


Together we drew up two designs changing only the direction of the block layout and we chose fabrics from Pepper Cory's Peppered Cottons in greys, with greens and a shot of purple and lime to lift them.



Before Flicky headed off to visit her brother in London, then surfing in Morocco and sightseeing in Norway and finally making her way back to St Andrews (I'm coming back as a uni student next time ;D) we managed to squeeze in a photoshoot.


I think that design brief was met don't you and what are your thoughts on me creating patterns for the two quilt designs, would you be interested?



My little girl is turning out to be pretty crafty, just like her Mum ;D


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28 comments:

  1. Good job Flicky!!! I love the quilts and your itinerary for winter break! I agree with your Mum, you're pretty crafty like her! Nice design work Chrissie!!

    Nini~

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  2. Love the quilts, but...would rather hear about travels! I want to come back as a traveling college student as well :)

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  3. Well done Flicky ( and Mum for the designs!) both quilts are really lovely.

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  4. Both quilts are great! Well done!

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  5. They both turned out great. Nicely done.

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  6. Well done to Flicky - they both look great :)

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  7. I love the design & colors!
    I live in Scotland, in Edinburgh :-D

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  8. Love your quilt, fantastic photo shoot too. Just found you via Sew Fresh Quilts, looking forward to seeing more of your work.

    Smiles
    Kate

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  9. Beautifully done. Love the colors she selected for both projects.

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  10. Lovely to see such a determined and productive young lady! Lovely quilts xx

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  11. Don't you love when your daughter enjoys quilting, hopefully as much as you? Those are both great masculine quilts.

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    1. Aren't they Bonnie and it's such a joy when we have something in common to share with our grown children - Chris :D

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  12. Great quilts and photo shoots ! I wish I could make a quilt in a week ... Great to share quilting with your daughter.

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  13. Great quilts! Isn't it wonderful to discover the many ways in which your daughter is just like you? Boy the life of a uni student sure is hard

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    1. I'd love her life Jennifer - well her life minus the money worries and exams! - Chris :D

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  14. These are great quilts.Simple but very attractive and modern. I love the addition of purple. Thanks for linking up to TGIFF.

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  15. These are really gorgeous! I especially love the one with the horizontal piece. I also love the color choices- bold and so nice!

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  16. Such lovely quilts, and she put them together so fast! Wish I could stow away in her luggage, it sounds like she has so many fun adventures ahead of her! :)

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  17. Those are beautiful designs and I absolutely love your photoshoot local. Don't we wish we could all shoot photos there!! Glad to hear you got to spend time with your very busy and very talented daughter.

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    1. It's always wonderful to see her Mary and I've just found out she's coming home again the week after next for a fortnight, I'm so excited - Chris :D

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  18. Very beautiful quilts! At first glance of the first photograph, I thought the building in the background was a quilt...inspiration.

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    1. Isn't it just Emma - there's quilt inspiration everywhere! - Chris :D

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  19. Your daughter sounds like she's having a lot of fun! Great job on the quilts!

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  20. Whoa, those are cool - what a creative, beautiful way to accomplish her brief. Love seeing the result of the thought process!

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  21. Beautiful quilts! Great that she is crafty like you!

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  22. I love the quilts - but the most AMAZING part is reading about her itinerary - surfing in Morocco; visiting Norway and London - then heading back to St. Andrews, Scotland!!!! What an amazing start to her adult life...she is one very fortunate young woman! (And a great crafter!!!)

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  23. Love both her quilts- and I really love her travels! Wow!

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  24. Awesome. Pinned to my Quilting Board also. Your friend, Linda @Crafts a la mode

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