When my daughter was a baby I made a quilt that I dedicated to her and named it after her, called Liliana's Heart. It is amazing that my baby is 7 now and that quilt I made all those years ago is a reflection on my love for her and also proof that I got better at quilting as the years have passed by....
She's so big now! Time flies too fast in my opinion!
Can you believe I quilted this? Yeah, back in 2006!! Here's the proof that I started somewhere and all of you newbie quilters out there, don't be discouraged because you will get better! ;-)
Isn't she beautiful? It's funny, the song Consider the Lilies is on right now and I am bawling my eyes out as I write this post. Funny how little moments like right now bless my life and help me remember the little stuff. So, here's my big girl holding her new big blanket, which will fit on her new bed in her soon to be painted new room. Yeah, she's spoiled, but when you are the only girl in your family it's bound to happen.
So, I give you "All Grown Up." A quilt once again dedicated to my daughter made in fabrics (Bliss and Ruby) of her favorite colors - thanks to Bonnie and Camille for that!
What I love about this quilt is that it is truly a scrappy quilt - I have to admit I have a hard time putting together a scrappy quilt because I am paranoid about putting similar fabrics and colors pieced next to each other, (it makes me crazy) so it took me some shuffling fabric around to get it the way I wanted. I used fat quarters for this pattern as well as a little yardage for the borders, sashing, and binding.
I am so pleased with how this quilt came out. I was going to quilt this custom, but realized it's going on my daughters bed and I am going to have to let her use it. The free motion feather swirl worked out perfectly for this quilt.
I have a hard time narrowing down the pictures to use for my post. Plus, I can't get enough of the quilting!
A shot with the back.
Since the quilt is all finished, I just have a few more pillows to make and a room to paint and Lili will have her big room all finished. It's been so fun to make such a treasure for my girl. I guess what I love most about quilting is the fact that my daughter does appreciate the quilts I make for her, she gets excited when I show her what I am working on and I can't wait until the day that she is making quilts for her children. Quilting and piecing is such a wonderful tradition to share and pass on and I am so glad I got hooked almost 8 years ago.
So, the pattern is available for pre-order now and will be shipping around the 19th of this month. I will also let you know when it is available for download. Thanks for letting me share my love of designing and quilting with you! Have a beautiful weekend!