While stationed in New Mexico, we made some wonderful friends. Right after we PCSed to California we found out they were pregnant, and shortly after heard they were having a GIRL!!
I have been so busy with my own life, I never stopped to ask how she was doing. I randomly sent her a text, only to find out she had given birth to her wonderful adorable baby girl. I was just so in awww of her, and her precious little hands. She really looks like her mommy.
I then, instantly began working on a quilt for that adorable little one. I picked out the girliest fabric and colors I had in my stash. I loved the idea of using the purples and pinks, with a soft yellow and soft blue.
I decided on these fabrics, and little by little pulled some or replaced others.
I did a bunch of HST (half square triengles), and started my process of putting them into a pattern...
Did some random sewing.... to help with ideas...
I then fell apon this star like design, and just fell in love with it.
I laid it out, and tried a few different styles of it...
I then picked this one:
...and sewed it all together....
I placed a white boarder around it, and felt it needed more.
So using, the purple fabric, I added an even larger boarder and that was it, I knew this was a finished, adorable perfect top.
I had some wonderful pink mink, and used some left over scraps to create a unique backing. I don't do simple for the people I love.
Time to quilt...
Finishing up the light blue, beautiful binding.
All done, and I am in love with it. I just wanted that little baby girl to have something extra special, just for her.
Front with back.
The FMQ (free motion quilting) I did. Not as bad as I thought it would be.
Had to add the label.
I also hand made her card, and really loved how the colors matched.
All in all, I received a wonderful photo and text saying they had received the quilt, and loved it! I am glad that little princess can cuddle up in it, and hopefully she keeps it for years to come.
It Was A Blessing To Make It,