Finally! I truly dislike those “forced” sewing breaks, you know, when life gets too crazy, you can’t even find five minutes to get to your sewing machine? Much less find time to write a blog post. Sunday, I rectified the situation by spending a day sewing. Quilting, actually.
I made this top on a retreat to MN in JUNE… finally quilted it, since I will see the little babe in person next week. She lives a few states away from me, and I met her in August for the first time, and I thought it was high time she got her quilt. She is seven months old, and I always allow myself until the first birthday to get a baby quilt finished and gifted.
I fell in love with this puppy fabric (Riley Blake, I think), and it was kind of boyish, but I decided I could make a girly quilt out of it. What do you think? Did I accomplish it?
(FYI, the quilt isn’t that crooked, it’s a weird camera angle, I guess…) Used a bunch of aquas, pink and white florals, and dotty fabrics to pull out the girly colors in the puppy fabric. Added the applique flower to make it just a tad more feminine…
Pink variegated thread (Superior Threads) used to quilt it…and this adorable Cosmo Cricket Alphabet fabric used for the back:
I love this quilt. Hopefully my grand-niece and her Mommy do, too!