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!
Cute, cute quilt. You made it just girly enough. I bet baby drags this one everywhere!
Love it Doris! I do recall you working on this in MN… 😉 nice finish my friend! by the way, when's the date?
Love the quilt!! Have yet to start mine, only 3.5 years in the making… and I know exactly how you feel… I dont have time to blog at the moment either with work going mental and still having to finish some Christmas gifts… well done you for making it this far! LOL
That is just so cute! Now I didn't even think that was a boyish fabric, so that means you girled it up really well.
I love the colors and the way you brough out your fussy cuts with your quilting.
Congrats on getting it done!
I knew this quilt looked SO familiar Doris! What a great finish – it will be loved forever!
definitely girly enough. i ADORE this quilt!!! you did a fabulous job on it. i love the one applique flower. such a nice touch.
happy new year to you!