Saturday, April 3, 2010

Flamingos and Puppies

A little bit back I was lucky enough to win a contest over at Karen's blog. She was generous enough to give the winner a few options. I could choose from one of her adorable doll quilts that she had already made. Or, have a custom one made just for me. It was a very hard decision. Karen has made some really cute little quilts.

In the end I decided to have a custom quilt made for me. Isn't it amazing? She went through my blog posts to see what things interested me.

She designed a cute lil Suzi with a sweet pink flamingo. I always call Suzi my puppy but she is 3 years old now. Karen even got the color of Suzi's collar right and the little tan spots above her eyes.

Here is Suzi helping fold the towels lol.

The background appears to be hand dyed. Karen added lots of free hand machine quilting details. I love the name of the quilt!

I've always loved pink flamingos. Not sure if I've ever mentioned that but hey flamingos and Florida go together anyways. Such a simple thing like wavy quilting adds so much to the design and feel of the quilt.

Karen even labels her quilts. Amazing, huh? lol

Thanks so much Karen! I love my new quilt more than words can express! The whole family does!