Last weekend the baby shower for our new Grand Daughter was cancelled because of the snow storm but this weekend we visited my daughter-in-law and son and I was able to deliver my gifts. Of course I made a Quilt.
I saw the Loose Girl Stencil from Stencil Girls knew this was what I wanted to use to make the quilt for our new baby girl. My daughter -in- law wanted to decorate the baby's room with pink and gray. These are not my colors and selecting from my fabric stash for her color scheme was going to be a challenge.
I found pink kona fabric at a local fabric store and decided to use it as a base. I went on Etsy and found a jelly roll of pink and gray prints. I did not have any idea of how I was going to put this together but my New Years Theme that keeps going through my head is " DON'T THINK, JUST DO".
I first started out with testing the stencil on fabric using different types of fabric paint. I ended up making my own gray paint by mixing black and white fabric paints together. I then decided to use the Love stencil with the heart because the white and gray fabric has swirls of hearts. I backed each dress block with batting and stitched with variegated thread.
I decided to try a different process of quilting the dresses as blocks and then stitch the quilted blocks together. I then attached the backing fabric and then quilted all three layers,
The backing fabric was not what I had in mind, but it was pink with shades of gray. The fabric is of girls dancing . This gave me the idea of sharing inspirations with my new granddaughter " I HOPE YOU DANCE!" I thought about stitching this saying around each dress but thought better of it and will put that sentiment on the label.