Our mini for April, "April Showers," is ready. Like February we had a difficult time finding a pattern for a mini that we liked.
This is the mini I designed for February. We had trouble deciding what color to do the kits in so we did both.
A few years ago I made this quilt for a challenge at Bayside Quilters. The challenge was "Water Is More Than H2O". When trying to decide what to use for the April mini the obvious choice was a girl with an umbrella. It couldn't be that difficult since I had already done it before. All I needed to do for the April mini was to make the applique smaller.
I found out the really difficult part was choosing the fabric.
This was my first choice.
The problem was that the lighter fabric did not show well on the backgrounds I was picking out.
So, I changed up one of the umbrella fabrics and that helped.
But, I was still not happy with it.
Then this new fabric arrived, Comma by Moda. It looks like rain. I just had to use this for the background, but then the umbrella needed to change.
Something about this just wasn't what I was looking for.
So, I decided to change everything. I first chose the border. I wanted something that looked like Spring. I did like this but was having so much trouble deciding what I wanted to use. My daughter suggested that I take a poll on Facebook, so that is what I did.
I posted this picture and asked for help. I requested that they vote for the pink coat or the red coat. The red coat won by a landslide.
Guess what? I still was not happy with it. What really needed to happen was just to change the border. This is the result and everyone loves it.
Isn't she cute?