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I’ve been away from my blog for way too long… hurricane, working, traveling, . . .

All good reasons, but I must say… I miss you!

I finished the quilt for my youngest grand baby and wanted to share it with you.

I used Princess Rose fabric by Lecien.

And made the Flower Garden pattern in one of MSQC tutorial.

I made a standard-size pillow cover so she can use it when she gets into a bigger bed.

I just did it in my own square patten…it was actually a mistake, but when it was finished, I thought it looked nice.

The fabrics ar so soft and beautiful!  I loved the way they looked together!

I made a little pillow with one of the squares, so she could use it anywhere.

For the binding, I used a pink gingham…tiny squares….I love gingham of any color, but this one was just right for this baby girl quilt.

I hand-quilted it in a petal pattern.  I actually cut a piece of cardboard in a petal pattern and traced it inside each flower petal.  Then I quilted around each petal on the outside to echo the flowers.  I was really happy with the way it turned out.

As I quilted, each evening, I’d pray for my baby granddaughter.  She is a joy and a gift from God.

The pillow case has a zipper in the back so my daughter can just take it off and wash it whenever it needs it.

I just hand-quilted across each square…sometimes simple is best.

This is not a good picture, but it’s the only one I have of the whole quilt top.

And this is the back.  You can really see the quilted pattern here.

I think she liked it.

She loves to “read”!

I’m thrilled that I was able to give each of my granddaughters a quilt for their first birthday!

Now to work on Christmas goodies… 🙂

Have a wonderful weekend, everybody!




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Not long ago, I posted about the quilt I was making for one of my granddaughters,
(To read about it, click here and here)


For the backing, I used a pretty pink floral which was very soft.



I made a matching little pillow to go with it…




I added a small lace on the pillow, just to add some softness and a little special touch.




And I hand-quilted both.  It was fun, and as I stitched, I prayed for my granddaughter.
She’s a cutie and a joy!!



We weren’t able to be with her on her birthday, but we had a celebration when we did go to visit them.  She was so excited to take stuff (gifts) out of bags, and when she pulled the little pillow out of the gift bag, this is what she did:



It was so cute!  We all exclaimed, “Awwww!” and she smiled  as if she knew she was saying, “Thank you, Abuela!  I love it!”
It touched my heart and made it all the more worth the time put into sewing those tiny stitches and seams.
She captures my heart every time I see her.

Happy sewing & quilting!


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