One of my favorite quilts to make is a baby quilt. Partly because they’re a faster finish (for my short attention span) than larger quilts and partly because they’re fun to giveaway. But you never know how it might be received. I try to be thoughtful about what the recipient would like – or even outright let them pick the colors so that I know they’ll like it. This quilt was one of those times I saw and loved the fabric and just went for it.
This is the quilt I made for my niece over 2 years ago. The cutest Wizard of Oz prints designed by Jill Howarth for Riley Blake were available at the time. When her mom (my youngest sister) was little she was obsessed with all things Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz. So I couldn’t resist making her baby a quilt with these fabrics. (But at the same time thought, will she think I’m crazy?)
Well two years later…
I got to visit them both in Texas this week and I’m happy to see I made the right call. The Dorothy love has definitely been passed to the next generation. 😉
When I arrived at their house one morning little Miss Dorothy 2 was all dressed up for the day, ruby slippers included.
We spent some quality time watching the movie as well as analyzing the quilt, pointing out and talking about all of the characters multiple times.
Is there anything better than seeing a gifted quilt that is still used and loved? That’s the payoff for sure. ❤
You can find all of the details on the original post about this Wizard of Oz quilt here.
You can also find the Economy quilt block tutorial that I used for this quilt here. Economy blocks are perfect of playing with scrappy combinations of fabric as well as showing off fussy-cut prints.
Sadly, the prints in this Wizard of Oz collection are out of print now, but you can still find some pieces of the Dorothy’s Journey fabrics available on Etsy.
It was so much fun to visit Little Dorothy and her family. And her little dog too.