I made this darling quilt for a baby girl named Ellori. I used pink in Bella Solids and stippled the quilt together by using my Bernina 830 sewing machine. I embroidered the cute pie on it because her grandparents call her Ellori Pie! The emboridery pattern came from Embroidery Designs.
I made this for a friends first grandchild. My friends mother passed several years ago and she had saved a flannel bathrobe that belonged to her mother. The new babies gender is not being revealed. One side of the quilt is for a girl (with the bathrobe fabric, pink with purple flowers) and the other for a boy. The plan is to bring the baby home from the hospital with this blanket. Any additional children will also be brought home with it, and then it will be passed to the next generation to use. I enjoyed making it and can't wait to see the reaction of the new mother. My friend loved it
Every fall we go to the mountains to hear the Elk bugle. This week I started my Mountain Wildlife quilt blocks. The first block is of an elk. I used fall colors and added a bit of texture. The antlers are made of wool felt. Hopefully the bear claw is next so stay tuned.
I love nature and I love to quilt. Wildlife panels are a favorite of mine. This panel is Naturescapes Black Bear Adventure by Kevin Daniel for Northcott, I cut my leaves, paw prints & bears out of batiks and raw edge appliqued them onto the background. I have a relative who is a professional long arm quilter quilt my project. She did 9 designs (hand guided); 6 colors of thread. There is a sleeve on the back for hanging.
I love being part of a surprise birthday gift. The mother secretively collected t- shirts out of closets and drawers. We met and picked out the most important shirts to use. I text her photos of each stage of the quilt construction. The mother, a teacher, was great to work with. When the quilt was gifted, her son was so very happy and this text was sent to me, “Haha, Todd took this pic of Will loving his quilt...right after this his brother tried to lay on it & Will said, “no, get off my memories!”
July 3, 2018 was the anniversary day of cancer free for one year. I received a photo that afternoon of my friend, a cancer survivor, giving a gift to this young lady. Yes, it was the Bee Quilt I had finished. I was asked to make a quilt label saying “New” and the date. This year the the word for her journey is “New”. I was so proud to be a part of the celebration and I will get to meet her on the 15th of this month. Yes, my heart is full and more than ever I feel this is the reason I quilt.