Sunday, January 31, 2010

January Projects, Part 2

Gigi's Hawaiian Quilt is finished.
Just in time to be included in my January finishes for Charming Girls Quilt Club and OPAM !This quilt is for Gigi's room at Yaya and Papa's house. Whenever she comes to spend the night she sleeps in the room that was hers for 10 months!! It matches the Hawaiian theme in this room: Hawaiian Quilts and framed pictures I took when I was in Hawaii!! For Gigi's quilt I used many of the same fabrics as in the Hawaiian Quilt that is on the futon (in the same room), and added a few different fabrics to change it a bit. Both quilts have fabrics with Hawaiian flowers , surfboards and woodies!I designed both quilts, grabbing ideas from a few patterns I had seen for each. For Gigi's quilt I chose a soft yellow beach scene fabric, with shells and beach toys, for the accent and first border that really makes it look more childlike!

I tried to wrap Gigi's new quilt around her while she was sitting on the futon, but as you can see the challenge to get Gigi to pose and smile is not an easy task-this was the best I could get!

To make Gigi's quilt a bit warmer I backed it with flannel, which makes it so soft and cuddly. I added a label and included a Bible verse, the first Bible verse Gigi quoted to me just this week:
"Do not be afraid; your prayer has been heard." Luke 1:13. How fitting that she will be covered in the warmth of her new quilt, but she is also be covered in God's love.


joan said...

What a lovely finish! Cute model too!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Karen your quilt is lovely..and your little Gigi one very pretty girl...well done on all your finishes that is fantastic...Peg OPAM 2010

Dawn-Marie said...

cute cute cute! And the quilt is lovely as well. Love the fabrics.

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Very pretty! You did a great job -- and Gigi is a cutie pie! Way to sew!

Crafty Mama said...

What a cutie!! And the quilt is beautiful too!