I finally managed to process the 200+ photos I took of the small girl quilts I made before Christmas. Here are a few of my favorites. You can see more photos of each quilt on Flickr.
These little quilts were gifts for ladies in my quilt groups.
Each is approximately 5.75â€ x 8.75â€ with a batik background, black or grey backing and a white ruffled dress.
Each background was done pillowcase style: place front and back fabrics right together with the batting on top and stitch around the edges leaving a 3 inch opening at the bottom of the quilt. Turn right side out, press and stitch around the edges of the quilt 2 or 3 times. Not my typical method of construction but it worked well for these.
I used a different fabric when I printed the faces – something I found buried in a box that was pre-fused. It provided an interesting texture to the faces.
I wrote the sayings for the quilts on fabric and drew a box around each word and stitched around the whole set instead of around each word like I usually do. I think I like this new way better.
I added hand stitching to the ruffled skirt along with buttons, ribbon and a small metal accent.
I love the simplicity of these girlie quilts and how each one is as unique as the fabulous quilters to which they were gifted.
To see all 14 quilts visit Flickr.