Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Warning: The following post contains lots of pink!

For Christmas, I made Sage a quilt. I was inspired by this quilt by Susan Weinroth.

Here's the front:

And the back:

I was so thrilled that I was able to keep it a surprise from her until she opened it up on Christmas morning! And she loved it! (The boys really liked it, too, as they've both requested a quilt for them-- but in orange!)

I also wanted to make something for her wall in her room. I'd purchased some Large Making Memories Chipboard Letters to spell out her name years ago, but had never done anything with them.

Then, while looking at my new My Mind's Eye True Blue papers I focused the banner theme (which I love!) and thought that a banner might be a great way to tie in the fabrics from her quilt and the MM letters.

So, I came up with this:

At first, I was going to make each banner a different fabric, but I thought cutting them into strips and sewing them together might be cool with a quilted together look.

For the edging, I cut felt using my new Cuttlebug machine and my friend, Mandy's Large Scalloped Border Die. I pinned it behind the fabric edge and sewed them on.

Here's a close up of the "G":

Again, I'm sorry for all the pink-- I hope it wasn't too sugary-sweet for you! ;)
Thanks for looking!


Sherry C said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Leigh! When it comes to girls, there's no such thing as too much pink! :)

Andrea Amu said...

Very cute! Love that banner, esp.! She must love these!

patti west said...

Sweet!! The quilt and the banner - love how you've made such a warm and cozy spot for your dd! :)

Lynn said...

very pretty. what a treasure.

xoxo... t said...

Oh Leigh, it's beautiful!

skippy said...

You did a FABULOUS job on that!

Crystal said...

So beautiful - and definitely not too pink!! I love the scalloped border on the letters and the quilt is so cool. You've definitely got the quilting down pat! Thanks for showing us.

Linda said...

This is lovely, Leigh, and so-o-o girlie! It's so much fun to make and then, when they love it - heaven!! The banner looks fabulous with it.