Finally "It Takes a Village" has been completed.
That last little thing, the crocheted flowers for some of the hats, caused me to set it aside and move on to other things.
I finally sat still for three hours and stitched those flowers down flat petal by petal. I thought the crocheted flowers would be so much cuter and more durable than the felt ones on the pattern.
Every other hand holding girl received a flower.
I've told you before about how much fun I had sewing together those little girls, everyone with a different outfit.
I'm trying to stick to my goal of a label for every quilt. Notice that I made it in January. I tell you, it was the flowers. My lovely, talented sister even put the binding on for me months ago while here for a visit. I let her watch "Gone with the Wind" while she stitched.
When it came time for a backing I wanted to have a corresponding fabric. It was almost too late. I wandered the quilt shop down the street and found these three, none with enough leftover yardage to do it by themselves. It's okay. I like the pieced back and I think there is enough leftover strips to make Julianna a skirt.
My adorable little recipient was so pleased.
I love her dearly and for always.
Where did you go?
There you are. Looks like it will be big enough to cover all of you!