Those who sleep under a quilt, sleep under a blanket of love. ~ Author Unknown
If there is a sweeter gift for a precious one year old granddaughter, I honestly can't think of it. Little sweet cheeks lives several states away, and grandma lives here in the sunny south. This beautiful quilt was not entrusted to the baggage handlers on the airlines, but carefully flew to its destination safely in grandmas lap.
Kathy did the blocks on her 830, so they did not take quite as long to stitch out as they would have on any of the other Berninas. Her choice of fabrics is beautiful, and the colors are perfect girly colors. Kathy does many, many quilts and I am amazed at the speed with which they are finished. This one she quilted on the Crown Jewel and it was fun to watch her control the arm in gentle swirls on her quilt. She uses Warm and White batting, and for an extra soft backing, she has a fun and bright and extra cuddly minkey.
She appliqued Happy Birthday Avery across the top, and the birth date across the bottom of the quilt. For an extra girly touch, she scalloped the edge of the quilt and bound it. And if you look carefully, you can see a bumblebee appliqued in the lower right; Avery's birthday party had a bumblebee theme!
I can picture Avery watching Saturday morning cartoons wrapped up in Grandma's quilt, snuggled in her room with it as a teen, and taking it off to college someday.
Happy, happy birthday, sweet little girl!