I had the wonderful opportunity over the holidays to make a little quilt for a sweet little gal. She was moving from her crib to a toddler bed so the quilt didn't have to be too large. I used several fat quarters of Ladybug Garden fabric by Riley Blake and some polka dot fabrics as accents. The cutest little ladybugs, bumblebees, and flowers are travelling all over this quilt with a couple of appliqued daisies embellishing the letters.
To quilt it, I machine quilted it on either side of the stitching lines and halfway in between the bricks. I switched to free motion quilting using a tight loop de loop so that the letters would pop.
The quilt is about 36" x 54" so was small enough to pin baste on my dining room table. I have been in the habit of spray basting my quilts but decided to go back to pinning for this one.
It was super quick to pin and to protect my table, I used a Scovill Dritz foldable Deluxeboard that I have had for over 20 years. It sure comes in handy!
I knew I wanted to feature Georgia's beautiful name on the quilt and was having a dilemma on how to make the letters. I went online before Christmas, looked around at "letter" quilts and books and decided to order "Quilt Talk" by Sam Hunter. The book is filled with Quilt Talk inspiration, 12 designs, and comes with the paper pieced patterns for the alphabet, numerals, punctuation and symbols.
I found the idea for the quilt at My Sew Called Life HERE and adapted it a bit regarding the size of the bricks and the finished size. With snow on the deck, I couldn't manage to get to the clothesline so hubby held it up for me in the kitchen so I could take some pictures.
The quilt was packed up, mailed away, and arrived safely within a couple of days. By all reports, the quilt is being enjoyed and cuddled by Georgia. I also included a small doll quilt made using the same fabrics because dollies like to be cuddled too!
What am I working on today? I just started to machine quilt my Twigs and Sprigs quilt which you can read about HERE. Again, I pinned it and it seems to be coming along pretty well.
Thanks so much for coming by. I have a little note to Janie from the bus tour...if you are reading this, thanks for your sweet comment on my last post. I wasn't able to reply to it, but I certainly enjoyed hearing from you!
It's a great day for quilting!