Remember my garden lattice quilt top from a few weeks back, made with Tasha Noel's new line Vintage Market? I made the quilt top using advance yardage of Vintage Market from Riley Blake, but it got bigger than I had originally planned, so I ran out of fabric. I had to wait for the line to arrive at stores in Australia so I could add the pink strawberry border, backing, and binding. I am keeping this quilt for Alice and I wanted it to be absolutely perfect for her. It's finally finished and I couldn't be happier with it.
Alice is at day-care whilst I write this - I can't wait to see her reaction when she comes home and finds the finished quilt on her bed. She watched intently whilst I made it - not everything I make catches her attention but this one certainly did. She would come and stand by me and say 'I am only looking mummy. I am not touching mummy's work. OK mummy?' (yes, I have her well trained that way). So I think she will be happy to finally be allowed to touch 'mummy's work', play on it, and sleep with it! Its for her 'big girl' bed which we are moving her into this coming weekend. As apparently she is now a 'big girl' - a fact of which she reminds me daily. My lovely Alice, aged two going on twelve.
I got the quilt long-armed locally - Elaine from Quilting in The Vines in McLaren Vale did a fantastic job, with a soft swirly pattern which is just perfect for this quilt.
The back of the quilt is as sweet as the front! Alice herself picked the print for the backing - so I have a feeling this may rather be her favourite side.
The Jellycat bunny (with Liberty Tana lawn feet and ears!) is Alice's favourite toy and bed companion. 'Bunny' (as it has been imaginatively named by Alice) has been loved to death and washed so many times that I am amazed it is still in one piece and looks almost as good as it did when it first arrived.
The quilt pattern is 'Garden Lattice' by Cindy Lammon from her book Simply Modern Christmas. I really like how well the pattern matches this fabric line, and shows off those sweet fussy cut centres. I hope you liked it too.