I designed the quilt myself based on the types and amounts of fabrics that I had available. Of course, this design begged for straight line quilting, which always gives such a clean and classy look, but I did add some stippling in the vertical striped border, just to add some interest.
I backed this one with a solid piece of yellow micro-dot. I normally piece my quilt backs and add a hand embroidered label. Since I had not done that here, I felt the back was just too plain. I went to bed last night wondering what I could add to give it a personal touch.
Then it hit me. So I got up, turned on the lights, grabbed a needle and two lengths of embroidery thread, then crawled back under the covers to stitch this little lamb. I knew if I didn't just get up and do it I would lay awake thinking about it, which probably would have taken twice as long. :-)
(I know. I have quilting sickness.)
I pieced together odds and ends to make a scrappy binding, which also gives some extra color to the back. I just love polka dots, and the micro dot seemed like a great fit for a little baby.
I did a running stitch to make a circle around the little lamb, which served as the perfect guide for this quilt's verse, which is from the book of Matthew.
But Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me...For to such belongs the kingdom of heaven."
The little label made me very happy, and compensated for the simple backing.
My favorite part of the quilt is this little monogrammed panel on the front. Emma loves fairies right now, so that was my inspiration in choosing this little design to embroider.
It washed up beautifully, and is completely soft, crinkled, and cuddly. It is all bundled up and ready to swaddle a mighty adorable little baby girl.
Thanks taking a look at my latest!