The piecing and quilting was completed over the winter but then due to the hectic work on the 3 teacher quilts, it got put aside until recently.
While on vacation I did the hand sewing of the binding. It was the perfect project for the road trip.
As I am coming to prefer more and more, the backing is pieced. That wasn't the original plan though. Once I had completed the top, I started thinking about which way to piece the single fabric backing but I quickly discovered that the pattern I used listed the wrong amount and I didn't have enough. So I used that fabric, the fabric I originally bought for the binding and a white on white print from my stash and pieced together this much better and prettier backing.
My long arm quilter did a sweet butterfly pattern with variegated pink thread.
This project turned out to be the perfect one for the hodge podge of prints and shades of pink fabrics from last year's NJ Shop Hop. In the end, they worked together well and I'm truly happy with the end result.
It has been gifted to the little missy and her mom was beyond ecstatic. She was floored that I made something so special for her baby girl. Hey...that is just what I do.
There is another baby girl due to join the neighborhood in a few weeks and I haven't decided if I will make another quilt like this one or use another design but after the Tribute to Daddy quilt, it will be next on my To Do list.