Monday, September 6, 2010

Wrapped in Love

I finally got my daughter's "Hunky Dory" quilt bound the other night.  I snuck into her room while she was sleeping and laid it on top of her.  She loves how it came out, what a relief!

This quilt came together very quickly.  A couple of layer cakes, a jelly roll, and a few rail fence blocks coupled with letting the fabric speak for itself, makes a recipe for a fun, easy quilt.

Maddie asked me to have the quilter stitch flowers all over it and she did so beautifully.  I even washed it before I laid it over her so it had that wonderful quilted texture.

I decided to use some left over layer cakes on the back, and if you click on the picture you can see the stitching better.  The sun was going down and the light was fading.

I tried my hand at a hand embroidered label this time.  I need to work on my stitch size, but all in all, I'm pleased with how it turned out.  What are you working on today?

Be blessed,


  1. You are so talented. That quilt is beautiful! I loved how you surprised her with it.


  2. It's wonderful Renee! I love the stitched flowers, I have never seen that kind of stitching and it adds such a "one of a kind" flavor to the quilt and co-ordinates with the prints beautifully. I'll bet your daughters face just lit up when she woke up and saw it:>)

  3. Just beautiful! I loved how you surprised her too. Such a great Mom!

  4. Wow! That quilt is beautiful! How sweet the way you surprised her with it! That is a keepsake for sure!!!
    Hope your having a lovely day!

  5. The quilt turned out beautiful. I love the will continue to grow in meaning for your daughter. I just received my snowball blocks from my exchange and hope to start putting the top together today! Have a blessed labor day, Patty

  6. Ohh, the quilt is beautiful! I am so happy your daughter loves it. How sweet to surprise her with it!

  7. Hi Renee,
    Your daughter's quilt is just beautiful! I love the fabrics chosen and how it all come together. How sweet of you to place it on her while she slept. :o) She is blessed to have such a kind mom! :o)
    Your hand stitching looks fantastic. I love how personal you created the quilt to be. :o)
    I hope you are having a wonderful Labor Day weekend. :o)
    Sincerely ~ Tricia

  8. Soooo beautiful my friend..she will have that piece of love for a long long time...what a dear mom you are. xoxoxox

  9. Renee,
    How beautiful, , and such a cool way to surprise her. You are the best Mom

    I Want one...a quilt, I alreayd have a Mom...


  10. The quilt is so so awesome! Could Maddie be any more beautiful? :-) Love her. Love the quilt. Love the embroidered names! :-)

  11. What a sweet, sweet gift for such a beautiful daughter!
    You are a very talented lady...amazing work here!
    Blessings to you,

  12. It's ADORABLE! You truly have a talent! Beautiful work! :)


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