I'm trying desperately not to think about how many days are left until Christmas - how about you?? But I am very happy to say that I have managed to finish two Christmas presents this week!! Whoop whoop!!
As promised, here are more pics of my Christmas present for Lilli - named "Lilli's Pips"! What's showing in the picture is only part of the quilt - this one is twin bed sized and the only way I could get pictures of it was to fold it over the line!
The Sherbet Pips line is so wonderful to work with - the fabrics are so soft and the colors are very vibrant!
I chose this fabric because it has so much in it that appealed to Lilli this year - kids on scooters, puppy dogs, little girls on swings, and scarves (she loves to get in my scarf drawer and wear piles of them around the house!)
This was also the first quilt I ever hand-quilted - and I love the way it added to the design of the quilt! Simple running stitches in all the white framing pieces - it kind of reminds me of the center line of a road. I'm very pleased with the way it turned out! I had originally planned to hand quilt the borders too, but time caught up with me, so there are three lines of organic straight line quilting that grid up at each corner, and a pale pink solid binding.
And here's the back - a large piece of the Pips fabric with the little girls swinging, and all the leftover scraps from the jelly roll. The rest of the fabrics are pieces from the stash - nothing bought for this backing!! Woohoo!!
I had one more finish today, too - - - and you might recognize the fabric in the dress...
Remember that cute fabric I took from the Traveling Stash with the vintage looking children on it? As soon as I saw that piece of fabric, I knew I would make Lilli a dress with it - and this is the pattern that she chose!
I love that the apron is removable - giving basically two dresses in one!
Here's the dress without the apron - don't you love the little knotted shoulder straps? I hope Lilli likes this - I can't wait to see her twirl around in it!!
(Speaking of Lilli, we'll be celebrating her 4th birthday this weekend with a birthday breakfast. She's informed me that I'm supposed to bring dessert - fudge! Her birthday's actually not for another week, but we wanted to get the party in before my surgery. She's very excited!)
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