She is a wonderful little artist and so I asked her to draw some pictures of sea creatures (a theme we agreed to) on fabric. My favorite is the crab with the heart shaped claws!
I embroidered over her drawings and combined those squares with the beautiful fabrics from Heather Ross' Mendocino line.
I added some kona cotton sashing and Dumb Dot binding. I put the binding on by machine with a zig zag stitch. I just knew I didn't have the patience to hand sew the back. Though it's going on her twin size bed, the quilt is at least a full.
I told her that some people name the quilts they make. She named hers "The Wild Ocean." I machine embroidered it on the back and she keeps picking up the corner when her bed is made to look at it. Oh, my heart!