Happy Friday, everyone! I don’t know about you, but I am so ready for the weekend. Maybe it’s my new obsession with my heated throw. Don’t forget to enter my Blogiversary Giveaway – you know you want some free fabric!
This quilt is special and dear to my heart for many reasons. Over Christmas break, I was talking with my mom about how I wanted to make a quilt for my niece. She turned three yesterday (time is freaking flying) and I really wanted to make her something to let her know how much her uncle and I love her. This was a quilt I was going to make in the coming year, until I walked into the fabric shop, found a fabric, and designed a quilt on the spot. Inspiration hit me like a freight train.
Those flowers. The poppies. I just had to do it.
I just love bold designs. Perfection.
The finished quilt!
I mentioned that this quilt was special in many ways – you guys, it’s the first quilt I free-motion quilted on! I decided to just go for it and I’m so glad I did. Big Bertha and I were in quilt-at-first-sight with one another, and I love how the flower design added so many charm and texture to the hot pink fabric.
And here’s the back. Omg – that fabric. Y’all. I don’t remember the name.
I decided to do some special stitches with my new machine:
And, as always, here’s the best part: The binding!
There you have it, my second 2014 finish. I hope this quilt is a special reminder to our sweet niece of how much we love her over the years! I’m linking this Flower Power quilt up to all the Friday parties – you should too!