This is L4’s other birthday present. She asked me several weeks ago to make her a quilt for Olive, her Wee Wonderfuls doll that I made her as a solstice gift. I told her I would and she went on her merry way to another activity. Meanwhile Mama had ideas bursting in her head and drew them up in her sketch book. Then came the joy of picking fabrics I thought she would like (many of which she helped pick out for one thing or another) and starting to cut. Every step was full of giddy happiness as I thought of her and enjoyed doing something I hadn’t done before.
For those of you interested in the details:
- The squares and triangles were all machine-pieced.
- The flowers were machine-appliquéd, while the stems and leaves were hand-stitched.
- The binding (also the same binding from L3’s quilt) was attached with a combination of machine and hand-sewing that I learned from Bend the Rules Sewing.
- The quilting was a combination of free-motion and regular machine quilting. The big spiral was free-motion, but all the rest was done with the feed dogs raised and the walking foot.
Of course, now that the weather has turned beautiful for a bit, L4 wants to play with sticks, her wee wagon, and her new swing. Rain is in the forecast over the next week, so perhaps “Persephone Returns,” as I’m calling the quilt, will get some loving from the little one and not just me during those April showers. 🙂