Then the ruler sat for a bit as I worked on other projects. That is until I got the great news that my twin sister was expecting. And suddenly this quilt had a bit of a deadline and starting bumping up the list to be made. And oh my goodness, what fun this quilt was to make!!!
I have been asked a lot how it is sewing these curves, so let me tell you . . . It's easy and so super fun!!! The Sew Kind of Wonderful girls write amazing patterns that are easy to follow. And, they add the happy step of trimming. This means your curves do not have to be sewn perfectly as everything gets trimmed to perfection. So you don't even have to use pins. It really is a lot of fun without any of the worry :)
I was so happy that my sister was having a girl because I knew right away what fabric I wanted to use!!! I had a layer cake of Olive's Flower Market by Lella Botique and I have to say, I just love how it made the design pop all the more. I couldn't be more happy with the 5 striped prints in the corners, and I am so glad I thought to pull them out and use them separately. The prints are just so pretty in those little rings and I just love their vibrant colors. And the binding is made up of all the white background prints, so I used up every square from the entire layer cake. So fun!!!
When it came time to quilt it, I wanted to keep the delicate mini idea going, so I opted for some all over swirls, but I kept them super small. I used my favorite 402 pearl So Fine thread that blends so nicely with the prints and white background. And I just love all of the yummy texture that super small quilting creates.
And I just have to say, I was so super excited to add my new custom labels when I was adding on the binding!!! Eeekkk, so cute!!!! And this also shows the cute little strip I added in the background. I had a little leftover yardage from a secret project backing using Lella Botique's yet to be released line Farmer's Daughter but I was just a few inches short (which is often the case in baby quilts, just over 44") so I found this black scroll print in my scrap bin and it was the perfect addition to finish off the backing :)
And now it's all done, and I found this cute little pink ribbon to tie it up in, ready to be delivered to my sister with a few weeks to spare!!! Yippee :)
And that is my Tip Toe through the Tulips quilt. It just makes me smile to think of my sweet little niece curling up in this quilt, and one day, maybe learning to crawl and then tip toe over it :) I am so excited for her little arrival and can't wait to snuggle her up with lots of auntie love!!!
Thanks so much for popping in today!!! It is such a blessing to be able to share these special little finishes with all of you :) I hope you have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!!