I've been pretty swamped lately with very un-glamorous stuff, so I thought I'd show you an older project.
This is Aurora's "baby" quilt. I'm pleased to say I did complete it before she was one year old. Actually I had the top done before she was born and then quilted it after.
As you can see, it's not pink but also not all that gender neutral, and I didn't know I was having a girl. But I was undeterred. I even painted her dresser pink. I figured what would a baby boy care, the nursery was really for me to enjoy.
Her room had/has a garden and bugs theme. After she was born I added some fairies. No, I didn't go THAT far before finding out her sex - oooh...now I've written "sex" on my blog! :)
The butterfly design in the quilt is from a pattern, but I made up my paper-piecing pattern for the ladybugs/beetles, dragonflies, and bees. If you look closely you'll see that they are intentionally not perfectly symmetrical, as the design was more "casual" and "sloppy" than that. The fabrics are 1930s reproductions that are much cuter up close.
I quilted it with an all-over loopy meander in the background of the blocks. It was pretty tiny....hence the reason it took me a whole year to complete.
And the border I quilted with free-hand butterflies. I don't know how well you can see it in the picture.
The only thing it's missing is a label because I'm still holding out to embroider one...
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