Is there a dentist in the house? This much sugary sweetness cannot be good for my teeth!
I started this Flower Sugar quilt for my niece's second birthday, which, I am ashamed to confess, came and went in late May without my finishing her quilt. Shame on me. However, I take the view that it's better late than never, and here 'tis.
The Flower Sugar quilt was intended as a cot quilt for my niece, but having reflected on the finished dimensions, I think it may well be better suited to life as a doll quilt. Also, my niece is still in Grobags (as is Bunny) and so cot quilts are, at this stage, mainly for nursery decoration and snuggling on the couch, not for sleeping.
I used a simple 9-patch design with white sashing. Most of the fabric is Flower Sugar, but there are a few pieces of Delilah and some Tilda in there, too. My OCD side came to the fore in arranging the blocks; I made sure that no adjoining blocks had the same fabric in the same position. That would have bothered me too much. It took a little rearranging, but in the end it worked out and I was able to avoid having the same fabric in two blocks next to each other. (Anyone else do that?)
I machine tied the quilt using a short, wide zigzag stitch, and bound it in a gorgeous pink and red stripe. The back is a very soft pale pink, perfect for a little girl's doll quilt.
I hope my niece loves it!