Ok so last I updated you on the progress I showed you all the darling little dresses all embroidered up. Well most of the dresses anyway. So the next step in the adventure was to piece together the other blocks that would be surrounding the quilt. But to do that and figure it out I needed a plan. I had been looking at finished quilts on etsy and found a few I liked now to make it work with my dress squares. So I got out some graphing paper and designed a quilt.
Right I know exactly what you are thinking is she insane. and in hindsight I think I was a little. To go from making a quilt to designing a quilt on the fly was a lot, when it got really tricky was when I lost the plan midway through piecing the quilt together and forgot I had taken this very picture which would have saved me SOOOO much time!
So I decided I didn’t want just charm square in most of the blocks I needed to cut them in half and piece 4 of them together.
There you can see pairs of them pieced together. The more I played with them the more I fell in love with the Bliss palate.
Then I sewed the pairs together.
And then I had to sew boarders onto the long sides.
Next I laid everything out according to the drawing which somehow also went missing around this time. I don’t have any pictures of this step somehow.
The last step I had to do was to piece all the blocks & rows together. There was an audible sigh of relief at my house when this was finished. Then off the quilt top went to the lovely Tarabu (her etsy shop) to be finished up. Hey I know my limitations.
We continued on packing moving unpacking and then one day a package arrived for miss Lexi.
So I ran up to her room with it and made her bed then I stood in the corner to get her picture when she saw it! Notice the excitement on the smidge of Rory you see on the edge.
Then she started petting the squares reminiscing about all the dresses.
There it is on her bed isn’t it AMAZING! Many many thanks to Ann Miller, Gigi, Mom, Tracy & Laura for helping to embroider the dresses, Tasha for designing the lovely dresses to begin with, Tarabu for the most AMAZING job on finishing the quilt, and most of all Lexi for inspiring the quilt to begin with. I love you and the person you are!