Saturday, July 5, 2008

Fairy Flight finished!

Actually, it's been complete for a few weeks now. I've just been waiting to post about it until we could make a visit up north and give it to baby Grace. The opportunity finally came on Thursday when we traveled up there to attend a barbeque. We got to see many friends for the first time in a long while. It was a lot of fun, and we finally got to meet little Grace. I wish we had some pictures, but I was a loser and forgot the camera at home. On the bright side though, I did manage to wrangle my husband and get some pictures of the quilt taken just before we left.

Fairy Flight front
I went a little crazy with the girlie florals and pinks. But how often do I have an excuse to do that? (Not often!) But, because the front was so busy, it really gave me a chance to practice my quilting without fears of it being too visibly ugly. Here's a close-up of the quilting from the back side.

Fairy Flight quilting close-up
I'm really proud of those vines in the borders-- I did those freestyle with no marking. Crazy!

Here's the back:

Fairy Flight back
I never consider my quilts complete until they have a label:

Fairy Flight label
Usually I hand-write/draw all of my labels. This time I mixed it up a little by appliqueing a fairy on there. The fairy and all of the floral fabrics on the front of the quilt are from the "Flower Fairy" collection by Rose & Hubble. The collection showcases the wonderful art of Cicely Mary Barker.

Hopefully, the quilt will offer lots of happy comfort and warmth as Grace grows.

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