Thursday, July 1, 2010

Lexi's quilt

Every time Lexi wears this shirt I say
to anyone within earshot
"Those colors are just begging to be made into a quilt!"

Then I remembered - I have the perfect back already
for a Lexi quilt!
Yes, I know, she already has one
but this is more her.

Though made with lots of love,
this won't go down in history as one of my best pieces of work.
My quilting was less than impressive...
I was pleased, however,
with how well my seams matched up
'specially considering how poorly I did last time on that.

I had some extra blocks
so I made a little doll quilt so I could practice my quilting.
I really wanted to do flowers all over,
but my skills are sorely lacking...

Ya'll know I like adding in a word or two
so I added 'dream baby'
sort of a positive reinforcement
subliminal message kind of thing...

Still had blocks left
so I made 2 tiny blankets
for the girl's little 4 inch dolls.
In looking at this quilting again
I think
if I would have just slowed down more and taken my time
I could have done the flowers like I wanted.

I just love the back!
both of 'em - actually

It may not be my best work work
but I think it'll still be quite loved.

This girl sure is!


  1. Oooooo... I love it! Love it! Love it! So much color! Great job on them all.

    Ps. What do other people do when they have 'extra blocks'??

  2. in that picture of lex w/ the doll quilt, she is making a Josiah face for sure! LOVE the quilt back! great sheet, pretty quilt, perfect for Lexi!

  3. You're too hard on yourself! I love looking at your quilts and looking for the hidden pictures and messages. The colors are simply beautiful and fun, the quilts say "I love you" and each time you learn and grow in your skills. You're doing a fantabulous job!