Friday, January 15, 2010

Ava's Quilt-Finally Finished

I know you've seen this quilt-top a million times in process, but I finally was able to finish quilting it and put the binding on. I quilted this in my machine at home. I did stripes all the way around the border, and then did stitch-in-the-ditch around each white square. It was pretty cumbersome, but I wanted to try it on my machine.
Remember? All the hearts are either pieces of Ava's outgrown clothes, or fabric scraps.

For the backing I purchased pink and white polka dots in a larger print from Joanne's.
I love that Ava loves it and that it brings my kids warmth and joy to know that their Momma made them something...:)
Of course, like all of you, my heart is breaking over what happened in Haiti. I am so grateful that we are safe. That my children have food and clean water. That they have blankets to sleep with. Last night I dreamed terrible dreams over the devastation, and everytime I awoke I prayed that God would send much peace that way.
Have a peaceful weekend friends.
xo
Chrissie

8 comments:

From Our Hart To Yours said...

That is such a wonderful idea!It looks great!

the undomesticated wife said...

I love the quilt, it's beautiful! Definitely a future family heirloom!

I just bought a vintage quilt at an antique store with some of my Christmas money. I wish I new the stories behind it!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! It looks like our little one likes it too. You are a wonderful mom and daughter! Yes, we all have so much to be thankful for. When night time falls and I think of all the people who are afraid in the daylight I pray even harder. We all should be praying for all our blessings. And pray for the people in Hati! mom

Jen said...

I LOVE this quilt. So nice to see one that can be quilted at home on a regular machine. What has kept me from quilting is that I don't want to spend a fortune getting it quilted. This is beautiful. Can you tell me how you attached the hearts? Thanks!

Jill said...

I *HEART* that beautiful quilt...and what a treasure to be made with such love for your precious daughter!
AMAZING job! -again!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend too!
Many Blessings!
Jill

Paul and Cheri said...

DARLING quilt! Beautiful photo of the two youngest. Congratulations on finishing this project!
xoxo

ko said...

That is beautiful!

Heather :: Angel Face Designs :: said...

So beautiful!