For both of the little girls' cuddle quilts, I took panels that I already had in my stash and cut them up to make them a little more personalized. Let's take a peek under the sea first...
This mermaid was the center of a larger panel, but she was the main attraction. I cut her out and framed her with some white butterfly fabric.
In a little riff of the Converging Corner block, I added some lilac and rainbow batik fabrics for scrappy corners. The quilting was pretty simple to outline the mermaid center block and echo inside the lines of the converging corners.
I used another rainbow batik for the applique initial on the back with a light lavender minky backing.
The second quilt is perfect for a budding prima ballerina. The panel that this originated from was overwhelmingly pink, super busy and saccharine sweet. I tried to break it up a little by fussy cutting the central ballerina, the two partners and the stars, then adding in some buttery yellow and solid cream to tone it down. With all that volume lowering going on, I didn't mind adding back some bright pink for the binding.
The applique initial on the back was fussy cut from another part of the original panel - a great contrast to the ballet slipper pink minky!
All four of the quilts were machine bound and finished at 24" x 35". I think that four quilts in two weeks is a record for me and will never, ever happen again - no matter how small they are, that's an awful lot of finishing going on! But the effect of all four together is just so sweet.
Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts Finish it up Friday!