I decided our bedroom needed more French Kisses, and it is covered in them every day and night now. ;)
This was my original (aka practice) version of the design, done in Sandi Henderson's Secret Garden (for Michael Miller) fabric line.
The quilting was done by Lindsay at Eileen Quilts... I wasn't quite up to tackling king-sized on my own machine, and she does such beautiful work. :)
To make the quilt this big, I basically doubled everything in the pattern, did not do the inset border piecing, and used 3 yards of fabric for the 10" wide border all around.
I wish I had a good picture of it on the bed, but I couldn't get the lighting right... so I think I'll trek it over to my mom's house and try again.
I just used some big chunks of fabric for the back.
But it's extra soft, because these were printed on michael miller's couture cotton (so soft and drapey).
It inspires me to make my bed. So I think it'll do.
I have paper versions of the French Kisses pattern printed and for sale.
The patterns are full color, fully diagrammed, and printed in a little booklet.
Please note: explicit directions for the big version are not included in the pattern; however, I'd be happy to give you help if you need it... just email me. But I mentioned above -- you basically just double everything in the pattern.
One more picture --
This is what Scarlet likes to do, unprompted by me -- she opens the cupboard, pulls out the piles and surrounds herself. Girl after Mommy's own heart methinks...
(and how much do I love that little wispy curl over her ear?) ;)
Linking up with Kati! :)