More Little Girl Quilts – Three Finishes

I think I have almost worked through my making-quilts-for-little-girls phase.  First there were was this one… I wanted to make bright chevrons on a mostly neutral quilt.  This quilt was an absolute blast…. my points are getting much crisper, and nothing much better than these warm, girlie colors on the background of my favorite fabric.

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and then found this AMAZING fabric at Joann’s to back them with:

 

It is from the DS Quilts collection and is just heartbreakingly beautiful, and went so wonderfully with the color scheme.  I loooooove these quilts so much.  That love is tarnished a bit by the fact that I decided to machine bind them and that is HORRIBLE.  Cruddy results, tear-creating process.  But they will be tough for little girls… and I assume I will get better the more I do it, if I can ever face it again.

I loved these quilts so much, I decided to make a third… and so this got started…

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Again, love this so much.  The colors are so appealing to me.  Especially against the greige background.  But this was a lot of work – all the HSTs in the star, the scrappy border… and so I am going to take a break from this one, and maybe come back to it and make a quilt for myself.

But I still have two friends for whom I wanted to make little qirl quilts.  I got an on-point ruler from my parents for my birthday, and so I had fun playing with that to make this Princess Kitty Garden quilt.

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This was simple and fun.  And the little kitty fabric is adorable.

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I quilted this pretty simply (as simple is all I have patience for) and backed it with this gorgeous pink plaid, that goes with the preppy style of my friend.

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and finished it with this adorable navy polka dot.  I finished the binding on this one by hand, but still hated the process – the results are much better, but it took soooo long.

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I have one more little girl quilt to finish – It is pieced, basted, quilted – but the binding remains.  I thought I would get it done this weekend, but I haven’t been able to face it yet.

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