My granddaughter has taken in her boyfriend’s younger sister. Then they bought a house. So, figured that young lady might like to have a quilt. I sent my daughter and granddaughter a picture of some polka dots fabrics and two ideas for quilts. She told me the young lady loves plants, cats and butterflies! Can you believe I got all three in one quilt! The butterflies are appliqué; so glad I only did six! I started quilting on the first tulip and realized I really didn’t have a great idea what to do. By the third one, they all seemed to be asking to be unique. And even the leaves got in on the act. So, while some elements might be the same the designs change by what that flower “told” me what it wanted. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it! I put a small meander between the flowers and a hook rose meander around the outer edge of the flowers. The green border is sewn like piano keys so I could pretend it looked like lawn mower markers.
I made this for my great nephew. He is 13 years old and is a hunter, fisherman, camper, hiker etc. Anything to do with outdoors. This is another quilt that makes different patterns depending on how you look at it…a star or a zigzag. I saw the pattern on a Donna Jordan video.
I just finished putting the label on the back and getting it washed. Needed to get the pounce chalk off from using a stencil on the border. This was shown unfinished some time ago. It's for our granddaughter when she graduates. She's only 4. I know it's early, you never know what twists and turns our lives will take. Just wanted her to have something from me when she reaches that age.