I was so thankful when my small group at church agreed to let me make a quilt for our friends for part of their group gift. I was dying to get my hands on Little Apples and this was the perfect opportunity. Our friends have decided to not find out the gender of their little one beforehand which I admit made things a bit more difficult, but I think this fabric collection, with its aqua, olive, gray, and red, keeps things pretty gender neutral.
The best part about Aneela Hoey's prints are these little drawings which make fussy cutting such a pleasure. There are kids playing Ring-around-the-Rosie, cute back-to-school outfits, turtles, snails, squirrels, apple trees, and hula hoops. All the things that remind us of the fall when we buy new pencils, pull on our sweaters, and look forward to jumping in piles of raked leaves.
It seemed that when our friends received this quilt last night that this little white block was the most special part. Everyone from our group signed it for them. This was such a fun way to remind these new parents of our love for them and their new baby and to let them know how excited we are to help raise this newest member of our family.
About this Quilt:
Fabric: Little Apples & Medium Gray Kona Cotton
Binding: Michael Miller's Dumb Dots in red
Size: approx. 36" x 36"
Pattern: Windmills and Pastures (designed by me)
Quilting: Hand-stitched with Perle 8 in red
Now, I just can't wait to meet the little baby who will get wrapped up in this quilt! I know I'm not the only one :)