I made this quilt for my Grand-niece. I used left-over pastel 2" strips from making one of my sisters (her Nana) a log cabin quilt. So, now the two of them each have a quilt with some of the same fabric. Or at least - soon - I still have to bind my sister's quilt! This quilt measures 57X57 and, yes, I sent it out to my long arm quilter (I know, I know - some of you are just shaking your heads in amazement that I would send such a small top out - but look at the beautiful quilting...)
The panto is called Rosie and my quilter used a rainbow thread which my g-niece was very excited about.
I never really know how big to make a quilt. I like to keep kids quilts small enough that they will fit in the washing machine/dryer, but big enough to cuddle under and look pretty on a bed, but still small enough to carry around. Hummmm. So, I was just thrilled when my niece later sent me an e-mail saying this was a perfect sized quilt for a 6 year old. Phew!
The fun part about this quilt is that I put it together without too much thought. I just made some random rail-fence type blocks, added the borders with pieced blocks for the corners and sent it off to be quilted with the request for something flower-y. Really simple. But what a reception! I can't tell you how much my little g-niece loved this quilt. She smiled and smiled and smiled and petted it and took great care that the dogs wouldn't get on it (and she is a real dog lover, so this pretty much says it all!). Little Boy was pretty happy that she liked it so much too - he told her it is for having a picnic on! Her very happy reaction instantly made this one of my all-time favorite quilts to make and give away!
So, there you have it - a well-loved quilt! And, I leave you with this post for probably 2 weeks as I have alot of stuff to do, plus a trip. But I didn't want to leave a post about serging rags, of all things, to be my going away post!