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Thread: My Daughter's New Quilt

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    My Daughter's New Quilt

    This little girl:


    ellie1 by polkadotzombie, on Flickr

    wanted a new quilt, she said her old one is too babyish. She still loves it, but she wanted a big girl quilt to go with it. I have been really fortunate to have found a new quilt shop here in Austin that is extremely kid friendly. That's a huge deal to me since I have four kids and three of them aren't in school yet. The shop is called Remnants Fiber Culture and I've gotten to know the owner through our frequent visits. I let Ellie pick out a fat quarter bundle and a Rose Card pattern at the shop.

    here's how her quilt turned out:


    elliesquilt1 by polkadotzombie, on Flickr

    back:


    elliesquilt5 by polkadotzombie, on Flickr

    There is a vintage hand embroidered dish towel on the back that I pieced into the quilt.


    elliesquilt3 by polkadotzombie, on Flickr

    I screen printed a little tag for this one. I added some fabric and rick rack to dress it up. I've actually just had some fabric printed from Spoonflower with little tags on it so I'm going to use them on future projects


    elliesquilt4 by polkadotzombie, on Flickr

    I really like the gray background fabric on this one, it's Mirage in Silver Lining from Connecting Threads and the wrong side has a linen or suiting texture that I love so I use it wrong side out in tons of projects.


    elliesquilt2 by polkadotzombie, on Flickr

    I quilted it on my Juki in a spiral pattern only squares instead of circles. So an ever increasing square starting small in the middle and growing with each time around. I tried to get a decent picture of the quilting but failed miserably. I love that there is so much space on the Juki, it makes me way more willing to turn the quilt more often and quilt more difficult designs.

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    Very nice cheerful quilt. Love the story around it and how your daughter needed a bigger girls quilt now. Thanks for sharing.

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    She is a beautiful little (big) girl and her quilt is wonderful! She did a good job picking fabric & pattern and you made a great quilt for her! Good job!

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    The little one is so pretty and has such a lovely look about her. The quilt I am sure will be enjoyed by her.
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    Awww, the quilt is very cute and so is your DD!! I am sure she will be so proud to have this "grown up" quilt now.
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    Beautiful quilt for a Beautiful Daughter!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandma Bonnie View Post
    She is a beautiful little (big) girl and her quilt is wonderful! She did a good job picking fabric & pattern and you made a great quilt for her! Good job!
    What she said... LOL! Sometimes there just isn't anything more to say... darling little girl (I'm sorry... BIG GIRL... LOL!) & adorable quilt! I really love the little tea towel you put on the back... too cute!
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    Such a beautiful little girl! She chose a lovely "big girl" quilt!

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    Gorgeous blue eyes, so full of wonder! What a delight she must be to you. The quilt is so pretty and perfect for a grown up little doll.
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    What a wonderful, very pretty big girl quilt that is!!!! I hope your daughter loves it!
    Oh and she is a very pretty big girl.

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    Your post made me smile. Beautiful child and beautiful quilt too! Thanks for sharing with us.
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    You are blessed with a beautiful daughter. I love the fabric she picked as I am sure she is as well. Thanks for sharing her and her quilt.
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    Everything about this quilt is wonderful! I love your label and the vintage towel on the back.

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    Firstly i have to say your daughter is so cute and sweet.This is quilt is very nice and sweet like your daughter.I wish i also give quilt like this to my would be baby.


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    Bet she loves her new quilt. I like what you've done on the back, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roselina366 View Post
    Firstly i have to say your daughter is so cute and sweet.This is quilt is very nice and sweet like your daughter.I wish i also give quilt like this to my would be baby.


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    your daughter and her quilt are adorable!

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    Very pretty little lady and quilt. She is one lucky little girl to have such a good mommy
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    ... I have been really fortunate to have found a new quilt shop here in Austin that is extremely kid friendly. That's a huge deal...

    This is a huge deal. Last fall my daughter and I (and two year old grandson who learned to say Fat Quarter) spent September participating in "Quilt Across Texas". Goodness, we visited between 30 and 40 quilt shops. To this day I've only returned to the stores that were 'kid friendly'.

    Your 'grown up' quilt is so pretty. Love the colors. Love the quilting. Love that you used your grey backing on the 'wrong' side because you like the texture. Lots of things I do when I quilt, I do because I like it.
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    I think Ellie's 'big girl' desire has been captured by both of you in this sweet 'girly' quilt. I think it is so great that she picked out the fabric and pattern. Your idea of the 'vintage hand embroidered dish towel' on the back is very clever and has given me a whole new set of ideas! Thank you for sharing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SheriR View Post
    ... I have been really fortunate to have found a new quilt shop here in Austin that is extremely kid friendly. That's a huge deal...

    This is a huge deal. Last fall my daughter and I (and two year old grandson who learned to say Fat Quarter) spent September participating in "Quilt Across Texas". Goodness, we visited between 30 and 40 quilt shops. To this day I've only returned to the stores that were 'kid friendly'.

    Your 'grown up' quilt is so pretty. Love the colors. Love the quilting. Love that you used your grey backing on the 'wrong' side because you like the texture. Lots of things I do when I quilt, I do because I like it.
    So true SheriR, there are lots of shops here that have a little play area set up for kids but still the employees look at me like I'm bringing fabric eating space aliens into their shop instead of toddlers. There are a few that sort of welcome the kids but they often feel more like they are barely tolerating them. Within two visits to Remnants, Jessica, the owner, knew my kids by name and they would run in and hug her. They used to hate going fabric shopping, now they ask if we can go see Ms. Jessica please.

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    How pretty, perfect for a small person who feels grown up! I love the use of the kittens vintage embroidered dish towel. You did a wonderful job.

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    she adorable this little girl

    beautiful quilt
    very cute
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    A pretty girl deserves another pretty quilt!
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    What a beautiful little girl you have. She already shows great taste in choosing fabrics for quilts. Bet she will be a quilter someday. I love the quilt it is so beautiful.

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