Sunday, August 21, 2016

Hearts and Flowers (and Shamrocks)

Considering that a month ago, I had no idea how to even begin to make this quilt, it amazes me that my granddaughter Lucy's first-year baby-clothing quilt is finished.

Here are the remaining nine blocks (the first three were on last week's blog post).

First, six more hearts (click on any photo to enlarge):

You can see by the third photo above, just how 'poofy' this quilt is.

Next, the two blocks that my heart shapes just didn't work for:

The flower--that's what it looked like to me--was front and center on one of Lucy's dresses, and I didn't want to cut into it to make a heart. The shamrock worked well not only because of the color, but in honor of Lucy's Irish heritage--and because the heart template didn't fit over the words!  :)

Last, the heart that I was so worried about because of the delicate, pleated organza overlay:

I used as many of the trims and embellishments that I could from her clothes.

As you can see, the twelve outfits and their coordinating backgrounds made for a colorful quilt top!

I like the back almost as much as the front. Just wish I could remember where this awesome fairy fabric came from! It has some glitter in it, but that doesn't show in the photo.

This is a quilt I'm hoping will end up very well-worn and fondly remembered by Lucy.

Have a great weekend!



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