April 18, 2011


Remember when I shared the quilt top I had made for the Princess?  I started this project when she was in middle school - gathering the fabrics, planning a layout, etc.

About the time we had all the fabrics together and were happy - she had about grown out of sunflowers.  Well then I needed something to sew and didn't want to make clothes (the horror!) so I put this together anyway.  When she was a senior in high school .  You can see the finished top here.

Last Summer I was talking to a friend of mine who has a long arm - because honestly I was going to farm it out for quilting and pay someone.  This woman is a fantastic quilter - loves playing with her machine and learning new things.  The layout on this quilt gave her the perfect place to play - and honestly, I did not care what was done to the quilt - I just wanted it done.

When she offered to quilt it - I jumped at the chance.   Like I said she does beautiful work.  She asked some very important questions - like how will she use it - apparently if you are going to wrap up in the quilt, then you want less quilting so the quilt is not stiff and hard.

This quilt is fabulous and flexible and cushy and warm.  Now The Princess is waiting on me to find a box big enough so I can mail it to her.  She might have a minute to wait since I just mailed these on Friday!

edited to add lightened photos.


  1. Pretty! I'm sure she's itching to have it!

  2. She may think she's outgrown sunflowers now, but one of these days, this will be one of her most prized possessions.

  3. I'd like to do a quilt top, but I don't want to do the quilting either. Guess I'll have to think about this.

  4. Beautiful and beautiful! Those two items sure do show a lot of love.

  5. I wish I could see it, for some reason all your photos come through on my monitor too dark to make out,its the only blog this happens on, but I looked at the old picture and that showed up beautifully, it is gorgeous

    I too am a dish-aholic, I love pottery of all kinds and was so happy when DH said lets go dish shopping!!

  6. Lucky you, getting finishing assistance! I'm sure the Princess will enjoy it, whenever it gets there.

  7. I love a good squishy quilt. They're the best, especially when you don't feel good.


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