I was beyond thrilled when Erin Cox of Why Not Sew invited me to be part of the blog hop for her new book, Sweet Tweets: Simple Stitches, Whimsical Birds.
I have been a fan of Erin for many years and had emailed her in the past for more information on how to recreate a charming drawing that my granddaughter had made. And then the project got pushed to the side in favor of other things. So I knew this was the perfect opportunity to finally make this mini quilt.
This is the drawing that Charlotte made for me over 2 1/2 years ago. I love all the details--including the fact that we are each wearing our favorite colors--orange for me and purple for her.
I added some hand embroidered details, and decided against any quilting in the main portion of the quilt.
I hold on to these special memories, as she is turning into a young lady, no longer a little girl. She is so sweet and thoughtful, and I feel blessed to have her so close by.
Erin's book has so many charming projects and I'll be trying one of those next. But I'm thrilled to have made this little memory quilt using her techniques. Thanks, Erin!
Don't forget to check out all the other stops along the way. Erin will be having a big giveaway at the end so mark that on your calendar!
Tuesday, Sept.8 - Erin (Introduction post) Why Not Sew?
Wednesday, Sept.9 - Heidi Fabric Mutt
Thursday, Sept.10 - Debbie A Quilter's Table
Saturday, Sept.12 - Jacque Brown Dog Prims
Monday, Sept.14 - Amy nanaCompany
Tuesday, Sept.15 - Svetlana s.o.t.a.k handmade
Wednesday, Sept.16 - Renee Sewn With Grace
Thursday, Sept.17 - Martingale Stitch This! The Martingale Blog
Friday, Sept.18 - Heather Vintage Grey Handmade
Saturday, Sept.19 - Clara and Jennie Clover & Violet
Monday, Sept.21 - Amanda Jean Crazy Mom Quilts
Tuesday, Sept.22 - Cindy Live a Colorful Life
Wednesday, Sept.23 - Carla Grace and Favour
Thursday, Sept.24 - Mary Molly Flanders