My sis-in-law and her family moved to India this past spring for a missionary trip and I am just now sending them a care package. I had meant to send one much sooner but got a little side tracked while my dad was in the hospital. I wanted to make something special for the kids (7 & 4) but knew I could risk sending entire quilts there. Packages are known to go missing or "accidently" opened during their journey. So I decided to make them minis that could be used as a pillow or a wall hanging.
I used Blossom Heart Quilt's brand spanking new paper piecing pattern Fairy Tale Castle and added adorable princess fussy cuts for the windows. I don't remember where I got this fabric but it was perfect. I tried to go scrappy with the sky but it still turned out a bit boxy. I think the swirl quilting helps alleviate that (for me) and then added raw edge appliqued clouds and FMQ those on. I am so in love with this pattern and need to make another one for my girls. I'm surprised big relish didn't try to claim it as hers. I guess she didn't have a chance because the moment they were finished and photographed, they were pack into the box.
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I also put in some fabric baskets for my sis-in-law and then some other little things for the kids. I really hope this package makes it to India safe and sound...wish it luck on its journey!
I will be linking up over at Quiet Play, Crazy Mom Quilts and all my other favorite parties to the right!