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Spreading warm wishes one quilt at a time…


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Bee’s Finished Quilt

So I finished this last summer but was never too happy with the pictures of it but have decided that I’m never going to get better photos of it with my camera.  I think this is my favorite quilt that I have made to date.  This quilt is kind of a letter to my daughter on growing up-I stuck raw appliquéd words in reminding her to play, twirl, dance, dream, imagine, create, smile, giggle and laugh–important pursuits for every little girl.  I used up quite a bit of my low volume stash that I had accumulated from Westwood Acres.  The panels and some of the fabrics are from a Cori Dantini line that I absolutely fell in love with  and couldn’t leave the store without.  Of course, I rounded it all out with some favorites from Art Gallery.  Even though it uses panels and has many traditional elements and muted colors, I feel like it has a lot of modern elements –the scrappy dresden, the mod flowers on the improv pieced background (see bottom pic to the right), the improv log cabin hexagon.

 

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The back of Bee's quilt has the leftover flying geese, her initials, a bee that I wasn't able to fit into the front and extra girlies (I kind of went overboard when I bought them--I even gave 3 to my longarmer).

The back of Bee’s quilt has the leftover flying geese, her initials, a bee that I wasn’t able to fit into the front and extra girlies (I kind of went overboard when I bought them–I even gave 3 to my longarmer).

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If my daughter ever decides that she doesn’t want this quilt, I am definitely taking it back.

 

 

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