I finished Stella's birthday quilt about a week ago. It is one of the easiest and least creative quilts that I have made but one of my favorites for sure. I saw a sample of this quilt made in local quilt shop (Kathie's - a beautiful shop-click on the link and see how pretty it is) a couple years ago. It was love at first sight and I knew I wanted to make one for when Stella is in a big girl bed. The fabrics are from Cabbages and Rose Athill range and the pattern is Turning Twenty again. It is such an easy and fast pattern. Nothing has to match up and it really shows off the beautiful fabrics. It is the biggest quilt that I have machine quilted so I just stippled to keep it simple.
I usually don't make labels. I have seen so many on Instagram lately that I was inspired to do one especially since the quilt is for my best girl. I am pretty sure that I will continue making labels. It makes the quilt more special I think.
I also finished the bear carrier (which will likely be a baby doll carrier) from Little Things to Sew. I loved the pattern. It was quick and easy and I love how it came out. It doesn't use much fabric so I used a small piece of Liberty Lawn I had with a solid from my stash. It is for Stella's birthday but I had to have her try it on to make sure I put the Velcro in the right place. I felt bad misleading her but I led her to believe that the carrier is not for her because I want her to be surprised on her birthday. She did seem to like trying it on and I did get one blurry shot with my phone.
Next post will have some matching tea party dresses in it and if I have time, a little lamb (more birthday presents) . I am really excited for more birthday sewing and for Spring and Summer sewing too. There is a lot to look forward to!