On Sunday, my youngest niece turns 1. I have made all my nieces and nephews a birth "sampler", all cross-stitched. They are very time consuming, so I decided to do Arabella's as a quilt and free-motion the words on. It is my own pattern and I just cut the flowers and leaves out of the fabric before machine appliqueing them down.
Finished quilt hanging in the window.
Close-up (no longer hanging).
Close-up of one of the flowers.
Her name. I didn't write it on the fabric before I did it. I "wrote" it once on scrap fabric and then just did it.
The back. I really enjoy looking at the back of quilts because you can see all the stitches and how much work went into it; although the white thread doesn't show very well in this picture.
Michelle, I know Athena still needs her sampler. It's up to you if you want it cross-stitched or I can do a quilted one for her too.
In good news, I sold something on Etsy last week. One of my vintage baby quilts has moved to Florida.