Here we are again, Friday, and only two weeks until Christmas! I imagine that you have been busy finishing up your hand-crafted gifts, just like I have, and hopefully you'll be able to show some of that wonderful crafting off! It's time to get our whoop whoop on - are you ready??
Emmy's annual quilt is finally finished!!
For those of you who may not know about the annual quilt tradition, each year since Lilli was two (the year I started quilting) I have made each of my grandkids a quilt. They are each getting quite a collection of quilts, which they use and love. Two years ago, Lilli told me that the only thing she wanted from me for Christmas was her quilt! Now that makes it all worth it!
Each quilt has something in it that reminds me of the grandchild's year - in Emmy's case, it is the yellow flowers in this print. In the spring of last year, she loved to pick dandelions, calling them "yeyow fwowers". It was so cute, but actually became a problem when dandelion season ended! She still loves them - we saw one in the grass the other day and she just had to go pick it!
I had a lot of fun with the quilting, too - tight swirls in the setting triangles, big flowers in the solid blocks, and a random meander in the floral blocks. But the really fun part is the back of this quilt...
The back of this quilt is a vintage embroidered tablecloth I found in an antique shop. It is in perfect condition, and almost exactly the right size. I added a yellow border to bring it up to the right size. Take a look at that beautiful texture on the back!!
Here's a close-up shot so you can see the beautiful embroidery!
And I'm happy to say that it already has a label! It tells a little bit about things Emmy liked during the year, and what she herself was like. I make one of these for each quilt so it's a little time capsule for the kids!
And here's one final picture, just because it's pretty!!
So - can I get a whoop whoop??
And now it's your turn!
What are you whooping about this week?
What's got you dancing a little happy dance?
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