|Polka Dot Front - Sunny day, hence my shadow!|
My very adorable niece, Eden, turned 3 in early May and is moving into her "big girl bed", aka a twin this week. This quilt is a belated birthday gift and a sequel to the very first quilt I made. Eden was my inspiration to start quilting, and I took my first class at Sewing Arts Center and made her this quilt - http://bymissywithlove.blogspot.com/2011_01_01_archive.html while she was still in my sister, Robyn's tummy.
Eden confidently requested a "Pink and Purple" quilt and Robyn and I picked out these great fabrics at Sew Modern. Robyn wanted something that wasn't too baby-ish and that she can grow into and use for a long time. We added a splash of grey with the polka dot fabric and the fun butterflies to tone down the girly colors!
|Flower Stamp Quilting|
I kept the pattern simple and modern with appliqued circles/polka dots on the front and a scrappy border. For the back I did a simple strip quilt with alternating stripes.
I decided to play off the floral pattern in a few of the fabrics and used a Stamp-like all over Flower pattern for the quilting. I learned the technique from one of my favorite resources, Elizabeth at Oh Fransson! - http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransson/2010/06/machine-quilting-loopy-flowers.html
|Bugs like Butterflies!|
I of course had to personalize Eden's quilt - and she loves that her name is on it! She pointed out the E's right away!
|Taking a rest on a park bench|
I can't think of a better inspiration for being creative than my spunky and fun loving niece, Eden. I can't wait to tuck her in some night soon - here is a picture of her looking especially adorable, in her favorite color of course- :)