Elsa and Anna

By Mary Covey

Elsa and Anna – anyone recognize those two names? It is amazing that an ordinary movie can have such an influence on us. When Disney released the movie they did not believe it would become the mega hit that it did. They had not planned on accessary sales like costumes, dolls, coloring books, ice castles, music, etc. would be very large. Wow! wow! I wonder if they watched the movie before it was released?

Well I have two grand daughters, Ella and Abby, who can sing all the songs word for word; they can quote the lines and argue over which one will be Elsa and which one is Anna when they play. Older sister – younger sister, Ella and Abby, Elsa and Anna -see where all this is going?

Preprinted panel of Elsa and Anna with borders trimmed off.

Preprinted panel of Elsa and Anna with borders trimmed off.

These pre-printed panels became available at the end of summer. The original panel came with a pink border about the same color as Anna’s cape. Of course like every other grand mother in the world I wanted to make my quilts (bought two panels – one for Ella and one for Abby) very special. I trimmed off the preprinted border so I could add my own.

This snowflake /stripe fabric by Ellen Medlock Studio was the perfect choice for the new borders. Each girl will get her own quilt with a travel pillow case made from the same fabric.

Finished quilt top,

Finished quilt top.

It is not very visible in the picture but on the left side of Elsa’s face in the background is quilted “Abby” my youngest grand daughter’s name. The second quilt has “Ella” quilted in the same spot. I may even had a few crystals here and there for some sparkle.

The best thing about these quilts is the magical power they have to make wonderful memories that my grand daughters and I will share forever.