4.02.2009

Emmy's Quilt

EmmyQuiltFront

It's hard to get too overly excited about a new quilt when 1) you have to give it away and 2) your 3yo was up for 3+ hours in the middle of the previous night. But here I am, semi-awake with a done quilt to show off. (Please excuse any brash grammatical insults, I'm running purely on caffeine today)

EmmyQuiltDetail1

This is the finished auction quilt, sortof the quilt-y offspring of this quilt and this quilt. It's going to a sweet little artist named Emmy.

EmmyQuiltBack

I'm kindof in love with the mary engelbreit backing material which just may showcase itself as a sundress or spring skirt in the near future. I hope that it, along with the flowery binding fabric, adds that extra magical something that little girls fall in love with.

EmmyQuiltDetail2

But my favorite part of this project was the help I received in making it. Holden's getting pretty good at machine sewing (with a box under the foot pedal, so cute!) so I let him help with quilting the straight(ish) lines. Esme was in charge of transferring the pins to their pincushion home and measuring herself repeatedly with the tape measure. It truly takes a village, people.

EmmyQuiltBinding

Esme was a little bummed that this quilt wasn't for her. She requested one just like it for her new room which elicited a happy dance from me since I plan on hanging this quilt on her wall. It's not often that I'm one step ahead of her, so I'll give a little woot here. Woot!

EmmyQuiltDetail3

And thanks for all the apron love! Check back tomorrow when I'll be drawing a random winner from the magical RNG machine...

20 comments:

Simply Stork said...

oh that is sooo cute :o)

~simply~

Jessica said...

I love this quilt! I'd give it away kicking and screaming.

Melissa said...

That is amazing! Great job!

Michelle said...

How adorable! I love the whimsical artwork. You did the a great job!

Dag said...

very very pretty!!! - I'll take it! :-)

Journeying Five said...

love it! so unique and expressive!

se7en said...

This is totally and utterly gorgeous! I wildly love it and wish I had one for each of my kids....hmmmm I should make one for me with one of each of their early pictures... I totally don't quilt but the idea is rattling around my brain! Well done on such a fabulous pice of work!

bigbucketgirl said...

i'd have to say the dog ate the quilt as an excuse...or a ufo landed and took it away...rather than part with it!

pure gorgeousness. love it!

Tammie said...

woot!.
it's gorgeous. as are all your quilts.

Julie said...

You are so talented!! I love that the kids are helping you so much also. Can I send mine over and you can teach them how to quilt? Thanks for sharing your work of art. (I am also jealous of that really green grass in your pictures)

patricia said...

What an adorable piece of art. Something to treasure for a very long time. I'm sure the recipient will cherish it.

Lola Jo said...

Wow, that is beautiful! What a perfect way to save all of those wonderful drawings the kids make!

kraftykash said...

Excellent work! I love the colors. Isnt it nice when your daughter wants something you have made? It does not happen often here...but when it does, Im on it!

Lori said...

fantastic!!! :^D)

Lori said...

fantastic!!! :^D)

misschris said...

This turned out fantastic!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

I love that backing and binding too :) The top is so pretty, I'm glad your Esme wants one too :) I understand the village part - last time I let Owen "help" I broke a needle . . .

Philigry said...

this is so sweet. i hope you do make snothe rone for you guys to keep. so precious!

mixtapezine said...

stunning!justine ;)

Kerri said...

oh, i love this in the red and aqua!!!