My niece’s birthday was soon approaching. A three-years-old girl who likes to run.
I had a pink dress that I made in 1994. You know, the long-skirt dresses made of some small floral polyester? It was one of those. And I kept it all those years in a box because I loved that fabric. I knew it would come handy for a special occasion. My niece’s birthday was that special occasion.
I also had a long piece of white polyester that had a greenish tint. I put it next to the dress — perfect for a quilt!
I set to work. I didn’t have much time so I went for something simple. Two rectangles, five stripes. While sewing – and, I admit, reveling in the pink roses – I was thinking about a summer garden in bloom, butterflies going from a flower to another and a little girl running in glee.
I went to my stash of fabric and found some textured dark pink/fushia cotton (from a old sweater)
some beige-brown-orange textured polyester
and DMC threads for the details.
I spent hours handstitching the flowers and butterflies, seated comfortably, dreaming about next July.
I’m currently working on a pattern for this quilt that will soon be available for free on my web site. For all the little girls who like to run freely in a hot summer garden.
Free pattern on my web site