Well, though this did most certainly NOT turn out perfect, it is done. And it is sitting in a bag by the front door waiting to be brought to the PO to be shipped off to Quilts for Kids. I decided to call it "Pixie Dust" for a few reasons:
- The focus fabric is of these darling sparkly fairies, and the whole backing fabric (which I didn't take a pic of post-quilting, but as Lilith's Mommy correctly pointed out to me is called Fresh Fairy Frost by Michael Miller) is a lovely and happy and quite sparkly spring green. I posted a pic of the fabrics pre-quilting here in case you missed it.
- As instructed, I washed and dried the quilt after finishing it. When I went to transfer it from the washer to the dryer, some of the sparkly magic came off on my hands. Turning my hands in the light I now have a nice sparkly sheen I did not have previously. :)
Oh, and I will DEFINITELY read up a lot more about quilting before I tackle my next quilting endeavor (which should *really* be to finish Kee-ku's Brown Bear quilt. The top has been pieced since before he was born and he is creeping up on 6 months old now. Oops. Why the world have I been procrastinating on finishing it, I'll never know.)
This took me all weekend to do (yes, I am a novice. I'm sure some of you could whip this baby out a lot quicker), but it was well worth it. Lots of prayers went into it as I stitched. Overall, my prayer is that this quilt dusts some of its love and blessings on the child who receives it and that its presence brings a bit of joy, comfort, and warmth to its new owner.
A lot of love went into it. And I would totally do it all over again. This was a wonderful experience. :)
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