Thursday, October 29, 2015

Quilt festival

Every baby needs something cozy.  My sister-in-law loved blue and gray for her baby boy who was due soon.
 Since they live near and love the Atlantic Ocean, I had to indulge their love of the sea.
 My super talented husband drew me some whales and sharks. After transferring them to fabric, I use Steam-a-Seam for some simple applique.
 I love the mom and baby whales. They were darling.

 And the shark made me giggle.

Thanks for checking in from Amy's Quilt Festival.

Stitches and markers

Thanks for coming over from Amy's Quilt Festival

My little girl loves to throw the fabric around. But one day, rather than throw, she carried a piece around with her and made it hers. It was the pink and yellow flowers with a white background from Moda's Sunkissed line a few years ago.  It had to be hers. Instead of doing something simple, I made a quilt with more detail than I've ever done before.

 It reads better than I imagined.

 It turned out darling. The morning after I finished it, I put the quilt on the floor for her to see and she promptly drew on it with marker.
 I can love it all I want and spend enormous amounts of time on bias strips, applique, and quilting. But it is still just a quilt to loved and abused by a little girl who may never know how much love there is in each stitch.