Friday, October 3, 2008

Ms Z's Ladybug Quilt

This child's quilt is for a friend's daughter. My friend wanted bright colors. I had bought several yards of this ladybug fabric many several years ago. I loved the fabric, but didn't know what to do with it. I had found the 50's type checked fabric at a garage sale a few years back, but there was only a half yard or so. The navy with pink/red flowers I had bought to go with some old butterfly quilt squares which I still haven't put together into a quilt. The gold fabric I had purchased simply because I loved it.
I "fussy" cut the ladybug squares -- both the 6 in and the 2 in (finished size) ones. The entire quilt went together very quickly. The quilt is 44 in X 51.5 in. 

The quilt is machine pieced and quilted. The 6 in ladybug squares and the border have hearts. The red/white square are cross-hatched.

The back fabric is more of the ladybug fabric. Here you can see more of the quilting stitches.


Hilary said...

That is just beautiful. You are so talented. I would definitely let you sew me. ;) Wait, did that sound creepy?

StitchinByTheLake said...

I don't think I've ever seen that Ladybug fabric before but it's perfect for a little girl. I like the colors you chose to go with it too. That's the hardest part of quilting for me, choosing coordinating fabrics. blessings, marlene