I have decided to join "A Lovely Year of Finishes" hosted by Melissa of Sew BitterSweet Designs and Shanna of Fiber of All Sorts because it's about time I finish this Baby Quilt:
I've decided to call it LoveLy Baby Quilt because:
- it's full of hearts, in all shapes and sizes
- the challenge is called "A Lovely Year of Finishes"
- most importantly because my Baby is called Lucy and so LoveLy is short for Love Lucy!!!
As you can see from the photo, it's not even ironed at the moment! The reason is that I had to wash it because I didn't like how I had started quilting it (Ella didn't like it either!) so I decided to start all over again and to do this I had to wash it or you could see all the holes left by the stitches I undid (very long and boring job). I started making the quilt last year for a quilting course. I started quilting it during the course while holding Lucy on my lap as she had come to have some milk. It was quilted in straight lines through the middle of each square, horizontally and vertically. Half way through I realised I didn't like it quilted this way and that it also ruined my central square, my favourite one. The fabric in the central square shows my favourite childhood sweets, which are impossible to find in Italy: you know, Love Heart sweets.
All the fabric, a part from the solid pink, comes from "Sweetheart - Valentine Bundle" I bought from Fabric Rehab. They have some fantastic bundles, I often go and check what's new. They're original and good value.
Next post about LoveLy Baby Quilt after the 15th of April, hopefully with some progress!!!