Thursday, January 15, 2009

Happy Little Dresses!

After about 20 hours of cutting, piecing (picking out), designing and sewing, Sophie's quilt flimsy is nearly complete. I am toying with adding applique flowers along the top of the swag (in the sage green area), but I am not sold on this just yet. The area with her name is designed to go over the pillow when the bed is made (at what age will a kid actually make the bed??).

I changed my plan and added that bright pink border before the swag. It coordinates wonderfully with the Lakehouse stripe border around the dress blocks (which I am tentatively planning for the binding too). Plus, there is a rug in Sophie's bedroom that has sage and pink stripes and looks very similar to how I did the quilt. I hope to get a couple pictures tomorrow of it in the room - It looks absolutely fantastic!!

8 comments:

Desiree said...

Wow! What a LOT of work it looks like! I hope she loves it! : )

Vicki W said...

That is an adorable quilt!dicatic

miniaturequilter said...

Gorgeous quilt and I really love the border, it does look like alot of work!!

Kathy said...

Absolutely Beautiful! Great Job. I like the idea of the applique on the swag and I love striped bindings.

Can't wait to see it completely finished.

Emma said...

What an amazing result! I hope Sophie appreciates it - and learns to make her bed!

Narelle said...

Oh!, it's so beautiful. You must be very pleased.

Cascade Lily said...

No wonder you're so pleased Margaret- all that hard work has definitely paid off. 'They' start making their own beds when they move out of home!

Tami said...

This is such a sweet looking quilt. The pillow name border is a perfect touch. :-)