Thursday, February 17, 2011

Wrapped in Pips

My quilt for "Wrapped In Hope" is now complete.

This quilt is a birthday gift for Alissa, who is turning 12 on March 4. Like all "Wrapped In Hope" participants, Alissa has a parent who is in prison. I'll be sending this quilt directly to Alissa ... along with a birthday card that I'll sign from her absent mom.

Alissa loves dogs, horses, art, and the color blue. I hope that means she will love this quilt. The blue solid I used for the sashing, borders, and binding is Moda Bella Solids in Blue Raspberry.

I adore all the little surprises when you look closely at these prints—this little hedgehog is my absolute favorite.

I almost like the back more than the front. I hope Alissa won't mind the dark gray solid that I used (Kona Coal), but I just couldn't resist, it looked so sharp with the leftover blue Pips prints. And I love how the white quilting shows up so well back there (although, admittedly, that means you can really see the flaws, too!).

All in all, everything about this quilt just says "12-year-old girl" to me, from the Sherbet Pips prints and the modern, blocky design to the fun wavy-line quilting. Thank you to my wonderful bloggy friend Elizabeth—her Sliced Coins quilt-along provided the perfect design.

And happy birthday, Alissa. I hope you have as much fun on your birthday as I had making this quilt for you.

37 comments:

felicity said...

Another winner, Lee! You predicted correctly: I LOVE THE BACK! As much as the front!

melissa said...

Wow , what a stunner! Love the blue prints with the coal - it looks fantastic and such a lovely gift for a young girl , im sure it will be cherished!

Megan said...

Fabulous! That back is wonderful! I think I might be "stealing" your quilting idea for my sliced coins. :)

Jennifer said...

I love it! It will be treasured for sure!

Jennifer :)

Michelle said...

Really gorgeous, I'm sure the birthday girl will feel very very special!

Melanie said...

This is just beautiful! How very thoughtful of you to make a quilt for this young lady! I know she'll love it!

traceyjay said...

:(
beautiful quilt, but I feel so sad for the little girl! :(

Thank you for so much care Lee!

Katie B. said...

Beautiful quilt, Lee! I know any 12 year old (or 31 year old!) would love it. Alissa will treasure it for years to come.

Live a Colorful Life said...

I love everything about this quilt!

Debbie said...

Absolutely beautiful - front AND back! What a lovely gift - I hope it really blesses its little girl.

CityHouseStudio said...

This is absolutely beautiful. What a lovely gift, and what a lovely person you are for making this for Alissa!

Kristie said...

Love the front and the back equally. Great job and what a special recipient :-)

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

that is beautiful!!!....so sweet of you,,,and I am sure that little girl is going to love it!!

Cindy said...

It's just lovely! What a special gift!

Elizabeth D. said...

Awww, Lee, this is gorgeous!!! Alissa is going to be so excited when she sees this quilt. What a lucky little girl! You were totally right, the back is just stunning! Super fab job, as always. :)

Di~ said...

What an awesome quilt! I absolutely love it! A good cause, but I sure find it hard to give away after all the time and work. Good job.

Traci said...

I love this so much, and the back is pure genius! You make me want to cut into my pips again and I thought I was all pipped out!!

QuiltyGirl said...

I think she will love it!
I sent a few quilts off to them as well, although nothing quite this cute. :)

Susanne said...

I love it. That blue sashing is wonderful.

Jessica said...

Lucky Alissa! That quilt is beautiful, and the back is awesome. I love the simplicity of a solid back with a pieced stripe, so simple but such a stunning effect!

AnneMarie said...

Fantastic quilt Lee! And what a lucky girl - I'm sure she will love it.

Angie said...

Very pretty! I wasn't able to quilt it last night, so I missed the link up. Oh well, I will just need to make sure I finish...and soon! Great job on your quilt. I like the look of the larger one; compared to the smaller...very pretty!

Emalee said...

Wow, this quilt is so sweet and I hope it brings some happiness to Alissa.

Tammara, Jess and Cory said...

Very cute I loved the quilt along.

Nellie's Niceties said...

What a fabulous quilt and for such an amazing cause. Great work!

Kimberly White said...

What a kind thing to do! I'm sure that your beautiful quilt will be a treasure!

Teje said...

Hello Lee! This is so beautiful quilt! I'm sure she'll love it! I love also all the qute details in those lovely fabrics and the grey back is perfect for the contrast.
Thank you so much for your always sweet comments!
Have a sunny weekend! Teje

Riel Nason said...

How generous to give this beauty away! I think she will love it. Cheers!

Kelly said...

love this quilt, and that fact that you are giving it to a little girl that needs it!
Wonderful!

Sara @ Sew Sweetness said...

What a wonderful, wonderful cause! You are so sweet and I'm sure Alisa will love it! That Sherbert Pips is the perfect fabric for a little girl!

Kristen said...

Fabulous quilt!! I would have a hard time giving that away!

AnneMarie said...

I've been thinking about a design I want to do for my MIL on a pillow. Mixing modern and traditional. I think I just found the right inspiration in your 3wonky stars block! Love it!

Karl,Laurie,Elijah,Nathanael,Jakob and Julia said...

So glad to see you participate in this project - I do too. The quilt is perfect for Allissa's likes - perfect!!

Kirsten N said...

Love your coins quilt!!! I have just used some dark grey for sashings and borders in a quilt top and was wondering which colour thread to quilt with, but i like the contrast with the white thread on your quilt back so I think I'll use it too:)

Angela said...

oh, this is so lovely! love sherbet pips, and it is just so fun with the blue! good choice of solid.

amandajean said...

It's just gorgeous! I'll bet she loves it!

Anonymous said...

What a blessing that quilt will be to Alisa. I love the sherbet pips fabric and the hedgehog is my favorite too. knitpurlgrrl@att.net

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