by starlizard 14 Jan 2012

Emily's Quilt...



I guess its going to be a Christmas tradition that I should make Emily a quilt as my gift to her. Last year, it was white and rose pink with stripping of a paisley print that someone gave me a piece of. Her mom informed me several months before Christmas that Emily had outgrown the quilt.

This year, I decided that Emily's quilt was going to be turquoise and white and done rag quilt style. The floral heart designs came from Stitch Delight... design set SD665. The full blocks are 9" square and the border blocks are 5" x 9".

I tried various pre-digitized alphabet lettering and just couldn't get anything to suit me. So, I scrawled her name in my own handwriting, scanned it, and then digitized it. I dotted the 'i' with a flower design that I had created from a preset shape in one of my graphics programs. And then, I added my signature glyph on the very bottom right-hand corner piece.

The deep turquoise fabric is very similar to a heavy weight linen. The white is galaxy twill; and I did the back in flannel.

There's only 2 layers... and the reason for it is that Emily gets hot under heavier blankets. For the time being, polar fleece is not planned for any Emily projects.

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by castelyn 16 Jan 2012

Bet Emily loved her quilt. Well done Hugs Yvonne

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starlizard by starlizard 16 Jan 2012

According to her mom, she does... as much as a toddler can, I suppose. Thanks for responding.

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by cfidl 15 Jan 2012

I am working on a flannel fringed quilt, so this made me more inspired to finish. Thank you

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starlizard by starlizard 15 Jan 2012

Thank you!

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by tippi 15 Jan 2012

Very nice work

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starlizard by starlizard 15 Jan 2012

Thank you!

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by mysew1325 15 Jan 2012

very nice job..

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starlizard by starlizard 15 Jan 2012

Thank you!

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by oaro 15 Jan 2012

Beautiful work

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starlizard by starlizard 15 Jan 2012

Thank you!

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by devon 15 Jan 2012

very nice work

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starlizard by starlizard 15 Jan 2012

Thank you, DeVon!

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by bonnetgirl 15 Jan 2012

This is lovely. I love looking at what people do to make quilts now. I also made one and showed it in Novermber I think so I know all the hard workd that goes into the planning and making of something they can keep the rest of their life. Great Job.
Hugs Joann

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starlizard by starlizard 15 Jan 2012

Thank you, Joann!

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by noah 14 Jan 2012

Excellent job Grammie hugs carolyn

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starlizard by starlizard 14 Jan 2012

Thanks, Carolyn.

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by capoodle 14 Jan 2012

Oh my goodness she is adorable. The quilt is perfect for her with all the texture from the rag edges.

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starlizard by starlizard 14 Jan 2012

Thank you!

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by bumblebee 14 Jan 2012

Emily is a lucky little girl showered with grammas
love.

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starlizard by starlizard 14 Jan 2012

I don't get to see her as much as I want to... but this is part of life for me. As long as I'm able, she will have a new quilt every Christmas.

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by shirlener88 14 Jan 2012

Liz, this is outstanding work - I love how you made the name - your own and exactly what you wanted - what a great traditon to have going there for Emily - she is a lucky girl. This is so pretty - I love the colors and the fabrics you used.

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starlizard by starlizard 14 Jan 2012

Thanks Shirlene. Labors of love seem to be the most rewarding... don't you think?

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by starlizard 14 Jan 2012

I don't know why, but it seems like every time I try to upload multiple images, the Cute site only accepts one.

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starlizard by starlizard 14 Jan 2012

By the way, I used a turquoise-white-pale blue variegated thread for the binding. Herring bone stitching takes a LONG time!

noah by noah 14 Jan 2012

yes it does she loves it already :):)hugs

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by pennifold 14 Jan 2012

I love these litle quilts. This one is a gorgeous colour and I'm so glad Emily will get one OFTEN!! That means you are going to be busy every year! Love and blessings Chris

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starlizard by starlizard 14 Jan 2012

Thanks, Chris. Oh this wasn't the only quilt I did this past summer and on into late autumn.

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