Mother was extremely grateful, agreed the pattern could be of my choosing, and asked what pattern I thought I wanted to make. I had her find out from Cleo what fabrics Cleo wanted first (she chose Mary Engelbreit's Attitude Girls line) , and then I designed a 4-patch with sashing that I thought would show off the fabrics well.
The fabrics Cleo wanted were pre-order... they were due to come out in October. That was fine, I thought. I'll have plenty of time to get the quilt made, and we could take it with us when we went out West for the holidays. Well, October came and went, and the fabric still hadn't been released. Then November, for sure it would come out in November. Nope... November came and went, and still no fabric. I was starting to get nervous because I had lots to do before we left for California, and was rather dismayed when the fabric arrived 4 days before we were supposed to leave. I could have finished the quilt, but then I couldn't have done any of the other things that needed doing, and I value my sanity too much, so I decided to wait until we got back from our trip.
Of course, then I found out I was pregnant, and by the time we got back, I was sick, so the quilt fabrics sat in the corner (literally) gathering dust.
Finally, about 2 weeks ago, I saw the fabrics again, and decided it was now or never, as I was finally feeling pretty good. I finished Cleo's quilt top on Tuesday, and I am happy with how it turned out.
So Cleo: Surprise! Here's your quilt top! Hopefully the quilt will make it safely to California (never know with the USPS), and once it is quilted and bound, I will have more and better pictures to show!
Have a great weekend!
(cross-posted on facebook and at paisleyandpolkadots.blogspot.com)