flowers for Hazel

Each January I am motivated to pull out the unfinished quilt tops and get them finished. Usually I’m good for one or two and then I’m quickly distracted by the thought of new quilt tops (maybe this year will be the year I get them finished?!).

Anyway, I pulled out this quilt top which had been taking up residence in my closet for far too long. I selected this one because I had recently set aside a number of prints that I thought would be good for the backing.

As soon as I laid this one out to start making the backing, Hazel found it and decided it just had to be for her, and who am I to argue with a quilt-loving 3 year old? I’m not sure if it’s the colors or all the florals that appeal to her, but she was definitely certain that this was to be hers.

I know that I love the rich, jewel like colors and I remember pulling out lots of older fabrics that fit that feeling (interestingly enough, most of them turned out to be florals, even though that wasn’t my intention!). I finished it off with some florals on the back as well, and quilted it with simple straight lines on either side of the seams.

Hazel waited patiently as I hand sewed the binding, washed it, and then photographed it. Luckily for her, I was able to get photos yesterday, so she went to bed happily with her brand new quilt!

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28 Responses to flowers for Hazel

  1. 1
    Jackie Jerko says:

    I love Hazel’s quilt! The colors are so bright and play beautifully together. I applaud your commitment to finishing your UFO’s. My my quilt taste has changed over the last couple years and my UFO’s reflect the old me. I will probably use them for charity quilts on an as needed basis.

  2. 2

    Hazel has good taste. Congratulations on a UFO finish!

  3. 3
    Robby says:

    Amazing how young children can have such definite tastes about things like this. But she was smart to snap this beauty up. May she have many sweet dreams sleeping under it.

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    Linda Doyle says:

    What sophisticated tastes your daughter has. I see great things in her future:)

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    Deb E says:

    What a lovely quilt! You’ve just given me the desire to dig out all those florals I’ve been saving (some that are 40-50 years old) to make a quilt for ME. I love the way you used the bright solids, dots, stripes and smallish prints to go with the florals….breaks it up a bit and adds some texture. Hazel has great taste – love to see a little one who has definite ideas of what she wants. Thanks for sharing! Deb E

  6. 6
    Debbie says:

    Beautiful quilt and YAY for Hazel!

  7. 7
    Sara says:

    My love of quilts was fostered by having them around and sleeping with them when I was growing up; my grandmother made them. I think/hope your children will associate quilts with home and comfort like I continue to.

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    Liz says:

    Awesome quilt, and i agree, Hazel has great taste!

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    Rebecca P says:

    This beautiful quilt was waiting until Hazel was ready for it. I believe that somehow quilts and ther persons to which they should belong find each other! What a wonderful gift that strikes a chord within this little girl. (She has great taste)!

  10. 10
    diane says:

    Love it, it is beautiful and sweet for her!

  11. 11
    Emily says:

    Such a happy quilt! I can see why Hazel needed it

  12. 12
    Kim B. says:

    That is so so so lovely that Hazel needed that quilt and loves what you make!! And she looks absolutely fab cuddling with it.

  13. 13
    Allison says:

    Beautiful quilt and beautiful girl! I can’t believe she’s so grown up!!

  14. 14
    Kay says:

    Lovely, happy colours in this quilt, no wonder she loves it. x

  15. 15

    Hazel has good taste and no doubt you are pleased not to part with this timeless and beautiful quilt Ashley.

  16. 16
    Nicole Beauchamp says:

    Love it, love it, love it. I love a good half square triangle quilt. ‘Bout time I make another. And those beautiful colours. It has inspiration written all over it.

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    Lesley says:

    Hazel made a good choice – I would have picked that colourful quilt for myself as well 🙂

  18. 18
    Carla says:

    It suits her perfectly! Nice work again : )

  19. 19
    Rosemary Bolton says:

    Gorgeous quilt, and Hazel is the cutest little three year old ever.
    What an adorable little face. I bet she is a lot of fun

  20. 20
    Ioleen says:

    Bright and beautiful quilt. Hazel has a keen eye and knows what she wants. She will enjoy this quilt for years to come.

  21. 21
    Pam says:

    How can you refuse those big brown eyes. So pretty…. oh, and the quilt too!

  22. 22
    Sally says:

    Excellent decision Hazel! I love the colour combinations here.

  23. 23
    Sandra says:

    Beautiful quilt. Beautiful Hazel.

  24. 24
    cathy says:

    Oh that’s beautiful…would look great in our beach house..

  25. 25
    Hedy says:

    Really love this quilt. Guess it’s all the fabric colors. You made a great quilt!

  26. 26
    Patricia says:

    I totally love your quilt! It’s so fun and cheerful! No wonderful Hazel fell in love with it! Awesome!

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    jam says:

    Such a beautiful little girl for this special quilt. I’m trying to come up with a simple scrap quilt for my little grand who loves pink.
    Thank you for the inspiration.

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    Jennifer Russell says:

    I would love to see the backing that you chose!

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