The quilt I have chosen for the quilt festival was made for my daughter, Isabella. It was made with a combination of her infant dresses and all my scraps. I originally wanted the whole quilt to be made with her dresses, but found that I just couldn't cut into a lot of them....I really wanted her to have them for the day she has a daughter of her own. That is when my scraps came in handy. I also really wanted the quilt to have a warm patchwork feel to it, with a bit of modern thinking. Once, the top was finished and it was time to quilt, I realized that I didn't really want to distract the eye from the prints or the blocks, so I went old school and tied off using embroidery thread. I had never tied off a quilt before, and I am still not sure I like it, but I do love the simplicity of the overall look of the quilt. my daughter has spent countless hours loving it and dragging it around, so I feel like I accomplished the most important part of a quilt.
One of the main things I love about this quilt is that I really feel like it represents a time not only in my life but in my daughters life. A piece of history that she will one day share with a child of her own. I have pictures of her in all the dresses that I used in the quilt so she will be able to connect to that moment in time. I also incorporated a few pieces of her crib bedding, which will also add to the long term sentimental feel to it.