kinda selfish

May 03, 2011

I had this quilt made for someone. I fell in love with Laurie’s quilt and decided I wanted to have a girl’s version made. Β After it was made, I held onto it for quite awhile, because, truth is, I wanted to keep it. (Now, keep in mind, I don’t have any children. So it was purely selfish of me to want to keep it.) It cheered me up whenever I looked at it. Everyone kept telling me “Kelle, you can have another one made.” But, I just held on to it. For a really, long time. I finally mailed it. My heart was a little blue. But, knowing it’s brightening up a sweet little girl’s room makes me happy.

(quilt pattern: Modern Patchwork Quilt by Elizabeth Harman / photos by Angela Crutcher and Ann Kelle)

posted by kelle at 12:05 pm
(14) Comments


  1. Jenn says:

    I have a hard time giving my quilts away, too. I just love all the fabric in them and want to look at them for a while. But in the end, I send them on their merry way πŸ™‚

  2. Tammy says:

    Who can blame you for wanting to keep it? This quilt is gorgeous!

  3. OH MY! That is gorgeous! You were so strong to give send it off to that lucky little girl! Your fabrics are precious!

  4. Emily says:

    I really, really love this quilt! It is so bright and cheery. Whomever received it is a lucky little princess πŸ™‚

  5. Anne says:

    I just bought that binding fabric for the purpose of binding something! I absolutely adore it!

  6. Tammy says:

    Would you mind sharing the fabrics you used? Obviously, I recognize the Urban Zoology, but I don’t recognize the others (sorry!)Quilting is way out of my league, but I would love to use this same combination for dresses and I’ve been thinking about it constantly since I stopped by the first time. πŸ˜‰ Thanks!

    • kelle says:

      Hi Tammy,

      Sure! The binding was done with the stripes from my Remix line. The back was done with the dots from my Remix line. The solid prints are Kona Solids.

  7. Laurie says:

    OHMYGOSH! I had seen this quilt in a previous post and I was like, hmmm… that is REALLY familiar!!!!! I am so happy that you took notice of my quilt that I had made for my son. It is one of my most favorite quilts I have made – it’s so simple but the fabrics just SING in it. I am sorry to report that my son still prefers his store-bought blanket – oh well.

    Your fabrics are some of my favorites and that whale fabric is to DIE FOR. I think you should make a big-sized version of this quilt for yourself………

    • kelle says:


      Thank you! I just LOVED the quilt you made. Thank you for inspiring me! And you’re right, I think a big-sized version is needed:)

  8. Jan-Maree says:

    If I make a quilt with someone in mind then it is their quilt from the beginning and I can give it away happily but if I make a quilt without someone in mind then I can find it very hard to give it away, especially if it is a scrap quilt.

  9. Tonya Albers says:

    can’t blame you – it’s adorable! πŸ™‚ guess you should have that person make another one for you, only in a larger size! πŸ™‚

  10. Sharon B. says:

    Love the quilt and love the fabrics! The whale fabric is one of my favs in your lines, and everything I’ve made from it has been beautiful. I always have trouble cutting into a piece of fabric that I love, and I can see how you’d have trouble giving away such a beauty! I’ve always wondered if anyone else hates to make that first cut, too. Have a quilt made for yourself–you deserve it for all the great fabrics you design for us!

  11. Tammy says:

    I don’t think I’d be able to give it away either! It’s beautiful. πŸ˜€