Saturday, June 14, 2014

You Are Loved Quilt

 
This quilt was a complete pleasure to make! I've given you a few sneak peeks at it during the process  (here and here) and decided I couldn't keep you in suspense any longer. ;o)
 
I cut 5" squares from my stash along with some background rectangles at 5" x 9 1/2" and threw in some layer cake low volume fabrics (which were trimmed to 9 1/2" square).  I wanted the mix in background sizes to add more interest.
 
It's a lap-sized quilt made especially for a sweet little girl that loves horses

Sarah Jane's "Summer Ride" from her Wee Wander line is the fabric I based the palette for this quilt from.

and it is filled with a wide assortment of low-volume fabrics - making it an "I Spy" quilt.
 

When I gift this quilt, I'm thinking of adding a card with a list of things for the recipient to look for on her quilt... things like safety pins, strawberries and pinwheels! ;o)

A quilt for her to enjoy making up stories about as she explores all the fabrics in it, as much as she may enjoy hearing stories while cuddling under it.
 

 
I hope she will enjoy the festival of colour, while tracing small fingers over those quilted circles.
 

Kona in Petal was used for the backing to allow the quilting design to really stand out.
 
Most of all, I hope this quilt will remind her that she is loved.
 

"You Are Loved" quilt.
 
 
This quilt was inspired by several other pixelated heart quilts...
 Each one is so gorgeous! How could I not make one, too? ;o)
 
 
 
I'm linking up my latest finish with Amanda Jean's
 
and with Kim's
 


20 comments:

  1. Beautiful and I love the idea of a card with what she should find on the quilt, it sounds so fun.

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  2. It is fantastic, what a lovely job :-)

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  3. What fun this must have been to create. It's wonderful!!

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  4. Thank you for not keeping us in suspense any longer! What a delightful quilt ... love the pattern, the pinks and your quilting. Very pretty indeed :)

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  5. Its beautiful! And I love the I-spy feature, too. I know she'll treasure it. :)

    Kimberly

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  6. Congrats on this beautiful finish. I am sure she will feel loved. I think including a list is a great idea.

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  7. So adorable Katherine! Sunny wishes from hot GREECE! x Teje

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  8. This is beautiful - I love the idea of including a card with a list of all the things to find!

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  9. This quilt is simply wonderful. I love the idea of the "I Spy" quilt. What an incredible idea for engaging a child.

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  10. this is soooo darn beautiful...you make scraps divine looking..I don't think my scraps would ever look this good...maybe because I have NO scraps to speak of...lol

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  11. beautiful quilt Katherine. I love the mixture of sizes of squares in the LV background

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  12. It's fabulous - what a great design - you DO make scraps look divine! The colours and prints are just adorable - that is one lucky recipient!

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  13. What a beautiful quilt Katherine. The recipient will love it, I'm sure!

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  14. Love this!! And adding in the larger background squares; great idea!

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  15. This is such a beautiful quilt - the heart really stands out against the pretty LV fabrics you used in the background.

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  16. What a sweet quilt, especially how thoughtful every fussy cut print is placed and all the textures on the background naturals. Great job, Katherine!

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  17. wow the ceiling is fantastic. what a work. respectful and great. hearted greetings from bavaria

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  18. Wow Katherine! I love this quilt, the red prints combined with the LV prints and the quilting are just beautiful!

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