Wednesday, July 17, 2013

What the World Needs Now is Love

Someone needs love, or comfort, a hug or all of these things. As quilters, we respond by making quilts. We sew love into every stitch. I know we have all done it. So when I saw a friend who I felt had a need. I jumped in.  There is a little girl who is almost 5 who needed a quilt. Details aren't important and it isn't my story to share.  But I have been collecting pink fabrics for a while now, in the hopes of making a girly girl quilt, if not for someone else, then for myself.  My husband laughed when I told him what I was doing. "You've just been dying to do that, haven't you?"  Well...yes.  And here it is...

 One hundred forty four 5 inch squares. Some from charm packs or charm swaps, some from my scrap bins and some cut from yardage in my stash. All had been waiting for this moment.
 And pink, because she is a girly girl, purple, because she is a girly girl. The crown, because she likes princesses. I don't really do princesses, but I liked this touch. Two layers of yellow Kona (don't know what shade) and batting, then stitched to the top after the letters were appliqued on.  5 yellow buttons completed it.
 The backing is purple. I could not get it to look purple no matter what. It is a Michael Miller cotton couture. It is the softest cotton fabric I have ever felt. I got it from the Fat Quarter Shop on a 40% off sale last week.  The color is crocus.

 And it fits this quilt perfectly. I quilted it in a dark pink Aurifil thread 1/4 inch from the seems on either side.  I love the look.
 It's soft, girly cuddly and pink and purple.  Everything I was told she liked.  I hope she loves it and soaks up all the Grammie love I put into it, just for her.
 And like every good fairy tale, may she live happily ever after.  The End.


  1. Oh I just love it! It is the perfect girly girl quilt but especially because you poured your heart into it :)
    xo jan@sewandsowfarm

  2. I am sure she will love it. It sounds like just what she needs right now.

  3. I just love a good quilt story with a happy ending!


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