Monday, July 6, 2009

Elle's Quilt...Flower Girl

For the longest time I couldn't think of a quilt to make for Elle. Last year I had started a butterfly block quilt, but it just didn't say, "Elle". Know what I mean? When I went on my road trip (all by my lonesome!) I had purchased some fabrics I knew Elle would like, but I really didn't want to just cut squares and rectangles and sew them up. I wanted to do something different, so I made these:

They are HUGE. 16" square. I suppose 16" isn't really that huge, but they are a lot bigger than the other blocks I've been making lately.

The background fabric is a light yellow with white polka dots. I don't think you can see that in the photos. These last 2 are not yet appliqued onto the background fabric.

Since the blocks are 16" square, I'm only making 4 blocks. With 4 inches of sashing between them and around the outside edges, I'll have about a 43X43 inch square quilt. Perfect for a 2 yr. old.

On Sunday we went for a day-camping trip to try out our newly fixed RV, so I started another knitting project. And didn't get as far as I would have liked. It's a hat for my SIL's baby who will be born in early December. She doesn't yet know the gender of either baby (twins!), so if they both turn out to be boys, I'll donate this hat to either Knit One, Save One, or a similar organization. (it's purple..I don't know if the color is obvious in the photo!)

It looks like a cuff, doesn't it? Its so tiny! I remember my girls being that small, but it seems like a lifetime ago.

Time moves quickly!


Julia said...

I love the flower blocks. Any two year old would be thrilled. Those fabrics are adorable. And, how tiny is that little hat! So sweet. Time does fly by!!

Wendy said...

I like the blocks!

Plus, with the white pieces in there, if you squint, they look like colorful butterflies, so... They're *still* butterflies, sort of. =-)

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

The blocks are gorgeous. That is going to be a beautiful quilt. I really wish I had a talent like that.

QuiltedSimple said...

These blocks are gorgeous and perfect for Elle! Can't wait to see it finished

Shannon said...

I love the flowers! I can't wait to see it all done. I am sure it will get much love!


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