I had planned on keeping my quilt sharing in successive order. However, I cannot wait to show you this quilt. Because I love it. And she loves it too, I'm sure of it.
A friend had given me this pile of vintage pre-cut quilt squares. I much enjoyed the soft pinks, but I have held onto them for some time, not sure what to do with them. After our little angel was born, I tried to lay them out and discovered there was enough to do a "Trip Around the World" pattern. At this point in my quilting adventures, the pattern is very basic. I was brainstorming how to embellish it when I spotted one of our dragonflies (read about them here and here). How fitting...our first year having dragonflies is the year she was born.
I machine appliqued the dragonflies and hand embroidered antennae. Then hand quilted.
Here she is pictured in the dress that was mine as a child and my mom saved for me. A special gift, indeed.
Perhaps someday my little girl will be giving her little ones this quit.