- posted 10 years ago
Last Christmas I presented my nearly-one-year-old grandniece with her
very own quilt. She was thrilled, hugging it immediately.
It has sixteen embroidered blocks. Most of the animals are from a set
of 1920s transfers, which I tweaked here and there, giving each animal a
balloon (poor hippo has lost his and the kangaroo's baloon is being held
by her joey) and drawing a couple of new animals. All the fabrics are
20s or 30s reproduction designs with balloons or dots. The back has one
title label (with a pelican) and a "made with love by" and date label,
which shows a very smug alligator with several balloons tied on. Hand
quilted, with the little rectangles echo-quilted and circles in all the
white squares. I'm realy tickled with how it turned out, and I'd love
to have kept it for myself!
No rest for the wicked, though, because my niece is going to make me a
great aunt again in August!
Monique in sunny but cold Texas