Hello lovely lovelies❣ Sunday has rolled around again, quicker than quick and I must say it was a glorious one. The sun was a-smiling, the birds were a-singing, and the flowers a-blooming, and, gloriously blooming at that. And....I might add, a little bear visited....just for a little photo shoot. He is a sweet fellow. He is a vintage fellow; one that hasn't been out and about since he and my youngest daughter used to hang out together. He and me, and Maisie, frolicked and danced, and gambolled among the granny bonnets, the foxgloves, the irises; and the forget-me-nots. Today was a very pleasant day, indeed. Why am I besides myself with great joy???? Because Sweet Lucy's Quilt is finished❣
Sweet Lucy's Quilt was fashioned as a sweet gift for my life-long friend's, two year old granddaughter, Lucy. For no particular reason really, other than I desired to make a child's quilt using up some of my 1930's prints....and other fabrics, too. For the past two months I have been skipping along my oft-travelled hexie-shaped, cobblestone EPP path, where once again I played with triangles and diamonds, and other shapes stitching them together to form larger hexies. This is a simple quilt, with simple quilting around each hexie and the hexie border, dancing around the outside. Each hexie has oodles of whimsical prints. Once again, I used my 'Sweet Sunday' templates and papers. The backing is a gorgeous vintage print called 'Little Women' which is a Sarah Kay design. Love, love, love the backing. To bind the quilt I used a fabric which was in my stash which I think is the perfect touch. A soft muted print with whispers of flowers all-over.
Lovely post Kim ! The pictures are beautiful, the sceneries, perfect, Maisie is smiling to the photographer and a "sweet fellow" remind us that we all have a child in ourselves :)ReplyDelete
Have a shinny week !
We are starting a new phase of restrictions here...
Beautiful quilt! It will be well loved and treasured through the years. Enjoy making more small quilts, happy stitching!ReplyDelete
I love Lucy's quilt and hope it gets the love and adoration it deserves as she grows with it! I love that little bear AND the 2 boots are going to lucky recipients of your artwork... so lovingly made there! Happy Stitching this week as spring and sunshine brighten your days there! KathiReplyDelete
Always look forward to reading your blog on a Sunday, so bright and cheerful. Love Lucy’s quilt and am sure she will to. Look forward to your next quilt.
Best wishes Kay c Xx
Kay, would you believe I have a new quilt colliding around in my muddly head. And....would you believe it is going to be flower-filled, again??!! But first there is that applique flower quilt to pick up again. Thank you for your beautiful visit, lovely lady. Why, my Sunday is all the sweeter after you have popped by. Have a beautiful week, lovely Kay. Kim XxDelete
Your little bear is an excellent quilt model! Lucy will be delighted with her new quilt...lots of fun fabrics to look at every time she uses it.ReplyDelete
Congrats to Mary Anne and Karrin. Good morning, Kim. Hi there, Maisie and sweet little brown teddy. Have you been behaving yourself, Maisie. I do hope so; you send your mama master into a tizzy whenever you go on a frolick. The Lucy quilt is so cute and there are many things to love. I especially thought the ladybug was adorable and I can see Lucy having the best of times looking for special fabrics. Of course, hexies are a favorite of mine so that makes the quilt even more appealing to me. What do you think, Maisie girl? Hope you are enjoying these lovely springy days in Tassie. Remember, stay home cuz there's nothing that special 'out in the world'.ReplyDelete
Fun post with fabulous pictures. The bear adds so much whimsical to the scenes. Thanks for brightening my day.ReplyDelete
Oh my your post today really touched my heart! Just what I needed to hear! Lucy is such a lucky two year old to receive such a special quilt! I have a couple larger tops to hand quilt but then I too will focus on some small things as time allows! Your photos are breath taking and little bear sure looked happy being in the photo shoot!ReplyDelete
How adorable your post is!Breathtaking pictures with that amazing quilt !Congratulations to the winners and congratulations to you,great and talented artist who brings smiles to all of us (far far away like me!).Thank you for your precious virtual friendship. Hugs,Kim!ReplyDelete
Maristella, I thank you for all the lovely times I visit your little place where one can always see the prettiest china. Why, I do believe, each teacup you showcase is new to me. All....are exquisite. I just wish I could sit in that pretty garden of yours and enjoy a cup of tea in one of those pretty teacups and have a giggle and a natter. That would be the best fun❣ Kim XxDelete
An absolutely charming quilt! And oh! That bear! He is adorable!ReplyDelete
Congratulations to Mary Anne and Karrin! Lucy's quilt is darling, and you are right: there doesn't need to be a reason to gift a friend with handmade quilt.ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness! I'm so excited Kim - thank you (and the nimble fingers of your dear wonderful husband who drew my name!). I am so looking forward to having a piece of your art gracing my humble abode. I think it might just enjoy a place of honour all year 'round!ReplyDelete
And your latest pretty - you've outdone yourself once again. There's going to be a very happy little girl methinks (and her mother will be too, no doubt!). The photo of 'someone' peeking from behind made me smile...well done.
Sending you big loving hugs my friend.
Lucy's quilt is beautiful, Kim, and OH MY GOODNESS, what a glorious photo shoot you made of it! I love how you styled your shots in the garden, with the teddy bear, and in the tree. You really captured and conveyed the sweet vintage style of your quilt, conjuring up all sorts of adventures that the quilt will have with Lucy.ReplyDelete
Wow, that's a lovely finish! I love Lucy's quilt, and I'm sure she will too, spending time to admire every little pieces of pretty fabrics you put in it. Love the scenery too, as always ;)ReplyDelete
And those boots are just incredibly beautiful!
Congratulations to the two lucky winners! Lucy's quilt is fabulous what a lucky little girl, she is going to treasure it I'm sure and I bet your friend was really touched that you made it for her granddaughter, your beautiful garden is the perfect backdrop in which to display it too. I'm looking forward to seeing your nest one. Have a lovely Sunday. xxReplyDelete
Wow Kim, I am so excited to have one one of your beautiful boots! Thanks so much! I will email my address. Lucy's quilt and bear posing in them are gorgeous, and again I love your beautiful pictures and flowers, and reading your prose! Thanks so much again!ReplyDelete
Oh that quilt is beautiful and so much fun for a little girl to look at. Enjoy stitching all those quilts that you have planned.ReplyDelete
An exquisite treasure. I hope you share a stern admonishment to the recipient that this quilt is meant to be used not "stored away" to keep it safe. And I am in awe that this took you only 2 months and all by hand. Two years would probably not be long enough for me. Happy Spring. It's cold and rainy here and digging up dahlias will soon be on my agenda.ReplyDelete
Congratulations to the gift winners!ReplyDelete
And congratulations to you on a beautiful quilt! Wow those photos are just amazing... I don't think I have ever been anywhere that beautiful in my life! The flowers and trees and blue skies... WOW!
First I want to congratulate the lucky winners! You are wonderful to send away these beautiful Christmas stockings.ReplyDelete
Congratulations on finishing your "Sweet Luzy Quilt"! It's beautiful! What a nice way to use your fabric scraps. Thanks for the nice blog post with all the beautiful photos! I think the teddy bear had a nice walk out in the garden too. Happy stitching! :-)
Lucy's Quilt is lovely, Kim! Sweet and happy, and I love all your pictures, especially with your little Bear and the baby carriage. It looks like the perfect gift for your friend and her granddaughter!ReplyDelete
Such a pretty quilt for a lovely little girl, and Teddy did a great job too looking do handsome.ReplyDelete
Congratulations to your two readers who won those beautiful boots!
En primer lugar felicidades por haber terminado la colcha infantil que por cierto es monísima y en segundo lugar tus botas parisinas son.........¡¡guauuuuu!! nadie como tú para hacer de lo exagerado algo bello.ReplyDelete
Sigue regalándonos con tus maravillosas fotos, cuídate mucho y BESICOS.
Lucy's quilt is just stunning dear Kim. You have done so well to complete such a beautiful quilt in just two months! Thank You so much for the chance to enter your wonderful giveaway & congratulations to the two lucky ladies who won a gorgeous stocking each. No we are not strangers out here in blogland ... just friends who have yet to meet up. Have a lovely week dear Kim. I must mention that although your post says Sunday ... my blogroll is just showing it up now saying that it was posted just an hour ago (& it is 10 am Monday morning) I do not know what is going on with this silly new blogger but it sometimes does my head in !!!!ReplyDelete
WOW, it is a beautiful little quilt, as everything you do. It is so nice of you planning a quilt for all your special friend, they will treasure it for life. Teddy Bear looks to approve, so cute. Your pictures are stunning!ReplyDelete
Hi Kim, what a beautiful quilt. I absolutely love your photo shoots - I looks like you had way too much fun (if there is such a thing). Congrats on your finish. I love working on smaller quilts - they are so rewarding since they get finished that much quicker! Take care lovely lady.ReplyDelete
Congrats to both ladies! I am sure they are going to thoroughly enjoy your boots! Your quilt is stunning, but everything you put your heart into is spectacular!ReplyDelete
Congrats to the lucky ladies who won you're incredible Paris stockings!ReplyDelete
The quilt you made for Lucy is so beautiful, it has become a jewel. You can see for yourself that we all enjoy your wonderful photos so much. Oh, we are so curious about your next quilts, you are a fairy who gives away beautiful things.
A fairy??!! You are very sweet, Loes; thank you♥ Life is all the more sweeter when we can gift a little pretty or two to another, don't you think. Thank you for your sweet visit, lovely lady. May your week be filled with lovely moments, way up there in your lovely home. Kim XxDelete
It is so pretty and the fabrics you chose are so cute. Love to little beatle in the rain.ReplyDelete
This was such a lovely post, the quilt is beautiful and those boots WOW great job on those as well. I enjoy making smaller quilts too as I usually hand piece and hand quilt all my quilts, it's about time I plan a new one.ReplyDelete
Congratulations to both lucky gals. I know they will treasure their stockings. Lucy’s quilt is gorgeous! It looks so soft and snuggly-perfect for a sweet little girl. I see many happy tea parties with dollies and make believe ahead. Your bear is so cute in the photos too.ReplyDelete
Hi sweet lady, i wish a lovely day to you also! Your quilt is absolutely beautiful. It’s a wonderful gift to your friend. I believe we should treat ourselves as we would treat our best friend. We deserve to be kind to ourselves. I love your sweet Maisie and little brown bear is so cute. Have a wonderful week. Hugs,ReplyDelete
You take such fun photos. (of course it helps that they're of such lovely work.) Love how that quilt looks with that cute little bear. Have a great week!ReplyDelete
(btw - the Karrin's world link appears to be broken).
I see I have missed a post, I guess I can not rely on Bloglovin to tell me of each post. Your quilt is just beautiful in every way, a very lucky girl indeed to receive a wonderful gift of this quilt, that hopefully she will past on to her own children one day! I love that your little vintage bear decided to come out and play along as you took the pictures, how sweet that he is still around! To see the flowers and all the bright sunshine with the green of spring looks wonderful beside your quilt! Congrats on another masterpiece!ReplyDelete
Congrats to the winners of your generous giveaway. Love, Love, love the beautiful pastel coloured hexie quilt, what a great gift and just look how Teddy loves it.ReplyDelete
That is absolutely the sweetest most beautiful quilt I've seen. Your pictures are always breathtaking. How do you ever get any sewing done with so much beauty surrounding you outside. I know the recipients of the Parisian boots were tickled pink. You do the nicest things!ReplyDelete
Congrats to Mary Anne and Karrin :) You quilt for little Lucy is even more beautiful now it's finished. The fabrics are wonderfully fresh and cheerful and your hand quilting is perfect. I so much enjoyed your photo shoot. Mr bear looks grand and I see Maisie is behaving herself now the weather is better. Take care and enjoy your sunshine and flowers :)ReplyDelete
Kim congratulations on finishing Lucy's Quilt. It is lovely and I am sure it will be a hit with Lucy. Congratulations Mary Anne and Karrin. Enjoy.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much, lovely Marion. Me thinks sweet Lucy (and her grandma) will love her pretty quilt. Hoping you have a lovely week, sprinkled with a little beauty. Kim XxDelete
Lucy's quilt is beautiful. Lucy will probably treasure her very own quilt. Congratulations to Mary Anne and karrin. Have a blessed week.ReplyDelete
Thank you, lovely Marilyn♥ Yes, me thinks Lucy just might treasure her sweet quilt. Hope you have a beautiful week. Thank you for visiting my little spring place. Kim XxDelete
Congratulations to Mary Anne and Karrin who will soon receive their wonderful stockings.ReplyDelete
Lucy's quilt looks so beautiful. And what a delightful bear. Maisie looks so innocent and more than happy to be home.
The quilt is so lovely! Oh my! What a perfect gift!ReplyDelete
Oh, dear Kim, such a cheery post! Congratulations to the two luck ladies! I follow Mary Anne's blog and she will surely enjoy your lovely red and gold boot!! I know Karrin will be gog-eyed over her cream bootie! The quilt is so lovely and will be such a special gift for that special little girl. You are gifting lots of your works of art. Thank you for keeping all of us in your prayers this week! Blessings to you, dear friend!ReplyDelete
I certainly feel like I have known you forever, Kim, and I am so happy that I got to know you. Every little girl needs a special quilt. Lucy has a fairy godmother to conjure one up for her. It is such a beautiful quilt, Kim, a treasure.ReplyDelete
Lucy is very Sweet indeed. Teddy & Maisie are having a wonderful time in the gorgeous spring weather. Congratulations to the lucky winners!ReplyDelete
I have to comment about those who comment being strangers. I have met a number of blogging friends in person and every one was just as wonderful and special as I had imagined.ReplyDelete
As to the quilt, it is exactly the kind of cover I loved growing up with. Lots of little things to look for and enjoy...
Congratulations to the winners of your fabulous giveaway, dearest Kim!! My heart however, is so in love with Sweet Lucy’s quilt. I want to make one so badly, if only you were nearby to prod me along. Your hexie quilts are so enchanting! I’m sure that Lucy and her Mama will be as in love with the quilt as I am 💗ReplyDelete
Ah, two very lucky ladies!! As always, a lovely, beauty-filled post!ReplyDelete
congratulations to those two, very lucky ladies!! sweet lucy's quilt finished up beautifully, the colors are just fabulous!!ReplyDelete
Kim - Sweet Lucy's quilt will be a treasure for years to come - I imagine Lucy will know every inch of that quilt! I think your precious bear should come out for more photo shoots - he has quite the personality, that dapper fellow! Enjoy your weekend!ReplyDelete
A treasure of a quilt Kim. I'm sure it will be cherished for many years. Congrats to Mary Anne and Karrin on their win of such beautiful items. You are so generous and kind to part with them!ReplyDelete
Lucy's quilt is gorgeous. I think your friends granddaughter will love it! Congratulations to the two winners of your lovely creations. Glad Karrin will be one of the recipients, she could do with something nice happening I think.ReplyDelete
It looks like Maisie and bear had a fun day at the photo shoot!ReplyDelete
Lovely to see you’ve finished Lucy’s beautiful quilt!
Congratulations to Mary Anne and Karrin winning their gorgeous prizes.
What a lovely photo shoot of a beautiful quilt!! Just gorgeous! xxReplyDelete
Very nice quilt. So lovely.ReplyDelete
I just ran acroos your blog through a mutual blog that I follow. You have such a beautiful and positive blog..and I love your vintage-like creations. Thank you for sharing. Very nice. Have a blessed weekend.ReplyDelete
Talk about a work of art! Wow and wow again. I can only imagine how your Lucy will treasure this priceless gift.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Mary. Here's to many years of sweet Lucy snuggling under her pretty quilt. Kim XxDelete
How did I miss this post!! Congratulations to your two lucky winners - such beauties winging their way to them. Your quilt finish is gorgeous and will be much loved by its new owner I am sure. xxReplyDelete
Lucy's quilt is splendid. Love the fabrics, the pattern, the hand quilting -- all of it. And once again, your photos are astounding! Does your garden look so lush and beautiful every single day?! Gorgeous!ReplyDelete