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