We are on the brink of another glorious, beautiful weekend! My husband is enjoying another birthday today, so we have a weekend long celebration of family and food and relaxation.
My daughter and I are invited to a tea party birthday for our neighbor tomorrow. Her birthday was this week as well. I decided to convert my plans for my Valentine table topper into a gift for Emily. Here is the quilt top I pieced based on a free pattern put out by Allison through Cluck Cluck Sew:
I was going to use it just for seasonal decoration, but I thought it would make a perfect pillow sham for a 9 year old who loves pink and purple.
Now, for some personalization…
Ignore the wrinkles and such…
It has been a while since I did some embroidery work. But I love how it turned out!
I just need to back it with some white fabric and do some quilting, then make the envelope-style backing pieces with a purple polka dot fabric I picked up last night and stitch it all together!
After that – I think I am going to knock out the last blocks for the Snapshots Quiltalong. Getting so very close on that finish.
Last weekend I was able to finish up the car block and started with all my prepped and labeled pieces (I really want the BLUE set of Alphabitties now, but I have two packages of the pink ones already!):
Then the final result:
And lastly – my Mom is planning the wedding for my brother and sweet fiancé in May, so she brought over some sample dresses for her granddaughter to try on. This was early on a Saturday morning during cartoon hour, so it isn’t intended to be a glamour photo. I think she will be getting a hair cut this weekend also, now that I see this picture again… 🙂 I can also spot in the background that it is time to rotate my Lori Holt Bee in my Bonnet calendar now too!
Have a super weekend everyone!
I’m very impressed with your embroidery work! I bet the recipient of the pillow sham is going to be very very happy with it. Darling dress on your darling daughter! Is that the one she’ll wear to the wedding? Oh, and your Snapshots block turned out just great!
Love what you did with the Heart table topper – turning it into a Pillow Sham. Beautiful embroidery work! Love your car block. Your daughter looks so cute in this beautiful dress with her cute smile!
Happy birthday to all the birthday people. Enjoy your weekend of celebrations. Such a sweet cushion and she looks gorgeous in the dress (even with “the hair”!)