Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Olivia's Marabella Quilt

Here's my littlest girlie girl, Olivia, wrapped in her quilt--cute little SeaGal!!. They're living in NY for four or five years.
My hubby took the pictures with Olivia, Adam and Gavin, while visiting them last week. My daughter, Diannalynn (DL) took the close up above and the ones on the deck. You're seeing mainly the back of the quilt in the first picture. It's a flannel with two coin strips of mostly fabrics from the quilt, but also a lot of fabrics that were used in the comfy quilts made for the rest of my family and/or fabrics much loved by me. Which means they have ladybugs and/or hearts on them, but also one with flamingoes for a little inside joke between hubby and I that I'll explain in a future post.

On the right is my son, Adam, with big brother Gavin and little Olivia in their SeaHawks shirts they all wear on game days. Go, Hawks!!
Quilt on the deck and quilt back shown by my eldest girlie girl, Sage with her cute new hair cut (she donated her long hair to locks of love) and her sparkly sneakers!!









So glad it's in NY--would like her family to be in WA, but that'll come to pass when daddy's finished his anesthesia residency in a couple more years. I had a lot of fun and angst making the quilt. The top was not the easiest thing in the world but the directions and inspiration were great. It's Marabella by Wendy at http://ivoryspring.wordpress.com/2010/05/21/marabella-in-the-quilter-july-2010/...go see her blog as it's got so much wonderful inspiration. Love this pattern a lot! The applique block was not my favorite to do, but happy with it...would use a brighter ribbon next time--the one I picked really doesn't show up in the picture with Olivia enjoying tummy time.
I'm very pleased with how this all finished up. My first official free motion quilt, so it's got some "interesting" places on it, but all-in-all very happy to have accomplished it. Good to stretch the old (OLD!!) gray cells. Quilting is like puzzling, which I love doing, only with quilting you have something fun and/or wonderful as a result.

7 comments:

Luellens said...

Jessica loves her for tummy time too! It's so beautiful! Thanks again!

Jenny said...

It's such a beautiful quilt, Eileen. Thank you for making it for her. It really is a special gift.

Rebecca Johnson said...

What a beautiful quilt! She is very lucky!! xx

SewCalGal said...

Beautiful quilt...and so is Olivia.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Ivory Spring said...

Eileen,

Very beautiful and sweet! You did a superb job!!!

I would like to share your quilt on my blog, if you don't mind?

Eileen said...

thanks for all the kinds comments!!

LisaVoon said...

Olivias is so adorable!