A few years ago, my youngest decided she needed a new quilt because the Drunkard's Path quilt I'd made her when she was little wasn't quite big enough for her bed. I enlisted the help of my friend Mary to make her a quilt. She decided on a snail's trail pattern and I envisioned a beautiful rainbow of color across a white or pale blue background. However, I told Mary to have fun with it and do whatever she wanted...after all, she was making it out of her own stash! I love how the quilt turned out...it's bright, crazy and wild...just perfect for Grace's personality!
Grace chose the borders for it, then couldn't decide on a backing. She asked if I could make the back out of all the fabrics she had been collecting all her life...so of course I did! Sometimes the quilt is on her bed with the pieced blocks up, other times the backing is up. About 6 months ago, Grace was moved out of her purple room into her brother's room, since he is at college. She chose a beautiful sage green for the walls, very calming. We went to Target and bought the Shabby Chic line of bedding and curtains in blue, white and green to complement the room. The expensive comforter was on the bed for all of about 2 weeks...until she missed her quilt and decided that the comforter could live in the closet...she needed her quilt!
I'll have to take some pictures of the Drunkard's Path...it's one of my favorite quilts that I've made!