One of my goals was to finish more quilts than last year, well today I finished my first quilt of the year. And that makes me even with last year. Which means I only need to complete one more to reach my goal... sort of. I would really like to finish more than that!
I decided to make my brand new niece a quilt for Christmas. Yes, I know it is after Christmas, but this is the first time I have seen her since she was born Dec. 7th. My sis and the kids came over today and since I waited until the last minute to finish this quilt, I finished stitching the binding on about one minute before she walked through the door!
I actually took this photo as my photo of the day. I have seen a few bloggers who have done this and I though That sounds fun, I am going to try to do that~
I made this quilt in a couple of days, which is record speed for me.
Hard to see in this photo, but I hand embroidered her name on the quilt before I quilted it.
A little vintage doily added on the back. I used vintage sheets for the front- except the orangeish one is from the shabby chic collection at target that I found at the thrift. I backed it with pink flannel. For the quilting I did random lines vertically and horizontally, which was a new technique for me. I also free motioned hearts randomly throughout the quilt.
This is the first quilt that I have made for someone outside of my household.
Here she is taking it for a spin:) And yes, that is her hair ... not a hat!