Monday, June 1, 2009
Bella's Birthday Quilt
Last Summer Isabella picked out this blue Heather Ross fabric and wanted me to make something for her. Then she promptly forgot about it. We were in Oregon when she found it and had too many other diversions to be thinking about fabric while on vacation. Unlike her mother who definitely thinks of fabric on vacation.
I decided to make it into a really basic quilt. I didn't want to cut too much into the horses as I think their simplicity adds to their beauty. So last fall I made this quilt and put it away until last week for her 6th birthday. Bella is in a loving horses stage. We pass them a lot on the way to school, and occasionally one rides down our street. She was pretty excited and has snuggled the quilt all weekend.
I just did some very basic in the ditch quilting along all the squares and sashing, then I quilted diagonal lines across the large and small squares. The quilt is backed with a tonal ecru floral. It is throw sized.