It has become a tradition in our family that granddaughters get a "big girl" quilt some time during the year they are four. In B's case, she picked out the fabric while she was still three. She wanted foxes for her theme, so we got some fabric featuring foxes and a pattern to piece fox faces.
Unfortunately, not long after she picked out the fabric, I ended up in Ohio closing Aunt Jo's house with the fabric, pattern and my sewing machine in Florida. Needless to say, I got lots of questions about how her quilt was coming and when she would get it, long before I was even able to start it.
But this summer, I got to work. This was the first fox face block I made. I didn't realize that it was slightly out of focus until I started to write this post and the quilt now lives in Maine. Sorry about that, but at least it gives you an idea of what the blocks look like.
I finished the machine work on the quilt in time for my visit in October, although I had the binding to hand stitch while I was there. B was so glad to get it and loved snuggling under it while I sewed on the binding.
She also picked out some "Elsa and Anna" fabric which she really wanted in her quilt, too. But hot pink and turquoise just didn't go with the woodland theme on the front. So I put it on the back with more of the fox fabric.
The pink and turquoise still don't exactly fit, but I did my best.
So, do you think she likes it? Her fifth birthday was last week, so I got it done in time.
Her younger sister will be 4 this fall. If she follows her big sister, I'll have some idea of what she wants for her big girl quilt soon. Each of the older girls came up with an idea while they were three which they stuck with over a period of time (my requirement to make sure it isn't a fancy that will pass before I get the quilt made) and each of the quilts have reflected their unique personalities over the years. I can't wait to find out what C chooses.