I have a friend
. You know, one of those really really good friends
that seem to know
exactly how your feeling without even speaking to you. They seem to always call at the 'right'
time. They always drop in when you need
them to. They always look at you.. and instead of seeing the outside you.. they see
the inside you! She is always full of encouragement, love, sympathy, empathy. She has been there through the 'good' times and my really really 'sad'
times. She is one in a million..I love you Ali!
So, when she had her little baby girl a few weeks ago.. I was so excited to find out she had a baby GIRL... So i could use this Mermaid fabric that I had been hoarding.
This fabric is my ultimate favourite. I had bought it ages ago. It is a soft cotton double gauze type fabric. I had hoarded it, because i loved it so much. So it was perfect for her. Perfect for her sweet baby Elle.
Ali and her family are packing up over the next few weeks and moving to Arizona. So, I wanted to make this quilt with a Beachy, Ocean, Aussie theme. I had originally thought about doing two colour curvy waves running across the quilt.. But when i laid it all out on the floor.. I changed my mind.
After my hubby put in his two cents... I went with this design. The co-ordinating fabric is from Pat Bravo's
blenders line, Nature Elements,
and Oval Elements.
The designs on the fabric look almost like coral.
I didn't want this quilt to have too much quilting. I wanted it to be able to still drape beautifully and soft enough to wrap her baby. So, with the quilting, I straight line quilted it across the quilt. 1/4" in from the seams.
Ali, I hope you and your sweet baby, like your quilt. It was an absolute pleasure to make. I hope as you both snuggle under it, it can remind you of the friends you have here, Australia and your home. We will miss you... and..
Thank heavens for Skype!! xx
That is so simple looking (except maybe the curved seams) yet so beautiful!!ReplyDelete
That is really cute! I am not much into quilts with long strips across them, but I really like this one. Great job!ReplyDelete
Beautiful quilt Bec:) I love the shapes and the feeling you get from this quilt,playful and sweet I might add!ReplyDelete
I am finally going to be dabbling in the Star Jewel pattern;) It is going to be for the guest room so it will be in a Southwest theme as is the room itself. It will be fun to see how it turns out. My hubby thought it would be perfect for the theme going on in there already!!! SOOOO excited.
Bec, that is such an amazing quilt!! I love the half circle bands, and the mermaid print is adorable! Once again, you have designed a winner!! On the bucket list it goes...... ;-)ReplyDelete
This quilt is gorgeous :) I LOVE the mermaid fabric!!ReplyDelete
How very sweet! It is lovely!ReplyDelete
what a beautiful gift! I think the colors you added give it a bit of a southwest feeling which is perfect for Arizona. Nice job!ReplyDelete
Very nice, I can't even imagine how you did those curved pieces! Good job!!ReplyDelete
Hello Rebecca! That is really beautiful quilt for a sweet little baby girl! I'm sure she enjoyes it with her mom! It's sad that your friend moves far away.ReplyDelete
Love it! Beautiful quilt and love the mermaid fabric, no wonder you had hoarded it.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous design and color Bec! They will love it!ReplyDelete
Rebecca, you are the queen of curves! This is a great design and such a lovely gift for Elle and her mommy! I'm sorry such a wonderful friend is moving so far away. Skype, indeed!ReplyDelete
I'm sorry you are losing your friend to a moveReplyDelete
You're right though, technology is a wonderful thing!
This is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
I love the color choices. Awesome!ReplyDelete
Your color choices are so dramatic! Love it!ReplyDelete
I love Pat Bravo. Nice choice for a colorful quilt for a little girl.ReplyDelete
I love it, even the backing is beautiful. Ali is very lucky to have such a good friend as you.ReplyDelete
This is a really nice combination of styles and colors. Nice job!ReplyDelete
Cool way to put those blocks together and I love the rows. This quilt is gonna be super sweet!ReplyDelete
It is so beautiful. I love the curves and I understand why you hoarded the fabric.ReplyDelete
Absolutely gorgeous- your hubby, similar to mine, has very useful input! Helpful huh? Were the curves difficult? Your blog is so inspiring, I'm glad I subscribed to your blog feed!ReplyDelete
Rebecca, this quilt for baby Elle is just beautiful!ReplyDelete
You really are the Queen of curved piecing!!
I absolutely love your color combinations! It came out beautifully.ReplyDelete
This is stunning. I love love love that mermaid fabric! I wish I had your talent for picking out coordinating fabrics! This quilt is fantastic.ReplyDelete
You always have the greatest answers on quilting items.
I love to use warm and natural or warm and white as my quilt batting.
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