Phew, what a wonderful holiday break! I had a couple of weeks off work, so between that and being a little house bound due to snow I was able to start focusing on my next project. I really want to get a quilt made for my daughter. I had made made my son’s first quilt when he moved into his big boy bed, and somehow Layla is nearing that age already and I want her to have one for her first big bed, too. I really wanted to NOT do a Fresh Lemons quilt design because even though I love Faith dearly as a friend and quilter, I have now done so many of her designs that she might expect to see a little shrine with her picture and candles and all my sewing projects inspired by her the next time she comes for a visit! However, I had bought a copy of Quilty magazine because she had a pattern in there. Her pattern ticked all of the boxes – large pieces to display the funner, girly prints I want to incorporate, lots of color, not too difficult, and something I had not already done. So, color me stalker but I am going with the Candy Pinwheels from Faith in Quilty magazine. Anna Maria Horner also had an awesome pattern for a feather quilt in the magazine which I was really tempted to do, but it had a lot of negative space which wasn’t right for what I want to do for my little girl. I think I will be trying that in the future, though!