Monday, December 13, 2010

Embroidery + Quilting = Magic

FINALLY!  I finished the Magic Quilt I started nearly two months ago.  I love it.

The quilt is a gift for a special little girl who needs a little help keeping nightmares away.  Her mom thought she would like to be able to go to sleep covered up in all of her favorite things.

One of Malia's favorite things is the swings at the park.  To make these, I used a fairly basic split stitch and back stitch, but for the grass, I brought my ends to the front of the quilt and knotted them so the floss would look super soft and tufty.  My spellchecker says "tufty" isn't a word, but I think it's wrong.

This is a little family portrait.  Malia, Rene, Danny, and Keenan.  They are such a cute family!  For Malia, Danny, and Keenan's hair, I used french knots to evoke curls.

Curly red hair, cute red dress, super fun musical--it can only mean Annie.  The best part of embroidering this square was all of the memories it brought back for me.  I totally played Annie in my high school production!  It's one of my favorite musicals.

Macaroni and cheese.  Delicious.

Rene's parents live in Arizona and Malia loves getting to fly out and visit.

Altogether, this quilt has a whimsy and charm.  I hope that Malia loves it and that it keeps all of the bad dreams far away.


  1. Your embroidery turned out so awesome! Annie is my favorite - I love the stitch you used to make her dress.

  2. I love it!!!! Thank you for all your hard work. Malia will love it, too!