The first one I made is a plus quilt for a 5 year old Fina.
I chose bright colors that coordinated with a panel print I had in my stash from It's a Hoot by Momo for Moda.
I used the panel on the back and added a border all the way around. I also pieced strips to the top and bottom to get the back the right size.
I wanted to make it special for her, so I appliqued and then machine blanket stitched her name onto the back of the quilt before it was sandwiched.
I free motion quilted with an all over loop-de-loop design, and it is bound in a Michael Miller solid.
The second quilt I made is for two year old, Maria Jo. It was compeletely inspired by this quilt. I love Michael Miller's Zoology print and thought it would be perfect for a little girl living in Africa.
I had a super talented friend quilt it since I was short on time. The quilting is a meander with occasional daisies and she even quilted Maria Jo's name into the quilt. She did an amazing job!
It wasn't quite wide enough so I used some of the other fabrics to piece a strip for the back.
I bound it in Kona Melon and added a little label to the back. I used embroidery floss for her name to give it texture and make it stand out a little.
I had so much fun making quilts for these two little girls. I hope they enjoy using them as much as I enjoyed making them!