Our youngest daughter's friend had a little girl in April. Since Ayla was visiting us from England, with her little son Atticus, she invited her friend over and we all got to see little Avery Rose.
From left to right: My middle daughter Maili, with Teemu (3) and Esme (1), my youngest daughter Ayla with little Atticus, my youngest son Eric with his baby Wren and my daughter's friend Jen with her newborn daughter, Avery.
In spite of it having been a very busy summer, I did manage to quilt this for little Avery Rose. I finished it earlier this month and since it's now gifted, I can show it to you all.
These days I tend to add an embroidered label on my quilts.
Here's the backing I used. It was in my stash and was just the absolute correct size.
It doesn't take long to embroider a label using Aida cloth.
I added a little heart and the edges of the label are machine stitched over about a quarter of an inch to make a smooth, clean edge ready for hand stitching onto the back.
At times, it can be hard to think of what to quilt in borders. I quilted stars all around and hearts in the corners of the border. In my little plastic bin that holds all my hand quilting threads, I found cardboard cut-outs of a star and a heart and since the quilt had both in the design, I had a 'eureka' moment. Sometimes things just work out.