I got this quilt back from the quilter a few days ago. I started this quilt in the first part of April and I have spent quite a bit of time appliqueing all the flowers and leaves on and finishing this sweet thing up. It is for my mother in law. I wanted to make her a quilt, and this came to mind. It is called Grandma's Flower Garden. Each flower on the quilt represents one of her granddaughters, there are 15 of them. There are only 4 grandsons, so there are 4 blue birds on the quilt for the boys. Initially I meant to embroider a name on each flower and bird, but as the quilt started to complete itself, I decided not to. I just wanted it to remain nice and fresh and not graffiti-ed!
It turned out pretty big, 96" by 115". I didn't plan on it getting that big, but those borders were just so cute - I had to add them! I wanted to make it scrappy, since I love scrappy, and the only fabric I actually purchased for the quilt was the two blue borders and the backing. The rest of the fabric I had in my stash - I love a good stash! Oh, I also had to buy all the green rick rack that makes up the stems.
Since I am so smitten with my little Kenna, the prettiest flower of June, here she is next to her flower.
Grandma's Flower Garden is complete for now. I am not sure if anyone is adding anymore grandchildren to the crew, but I have heard from my sister in laws that Kenna is that last one. We will see!
Cindy the quilter did a wonderful job on the quilting. I told her she had artistic license and to do whatever she liked. I think it turned out beautiful!
All the flowers and leaves are quilted differently, and I ADORE how she quilted the sun!
My mother in law is a lucky lady to have so many beautiful grandchildren, and they are lucky to have a sweet woman as their grandmother. She is in Missouri until September, so I can procrastinate the binding of the quilt, as usual. I DESPISE binding!