Last year I did the hand embroidery for the quilt called Cherished Memories designed by Arlene Neely of Rabbit's Haven. I spent a year looking for a fabric I liked to make the sashing and finally found it this summer at The Bourne Quilter in Lafayette, LA. The quilt just has a simple sashing but it took a particular fabric because I used several pastel colors in the emroidery.
For some reason I can't get the color to show up like I want it to - the bunnies are in a silver gray. I stitched them on white baby flannel using mostly the stem stitch. The flowers are various colors, some in stem stitch and some lazy daisy stitches with french knots. The background fabric is yellow with dots of all colors.
When I started this quilt I didn't have anyone in mind to give it to; I just loved the pattern. It turns out that I like it so much that I think I'll save it for my first great grandchild. No, I'm not expecting one. Not any time soon. Some of my grandchildren are certainly old enough to produce that first great grandchild, but since none are married yet we'll just wait a while. (If any grandchildren happen to be reading this please know that I'm not encouraging....just anticipating). So I think I'll put this away until some future date, years from now (or months, who knows) when the big announcement will be made. Then I'll quilt it and pray for the new little one that will receive it. Now, aren't I good great grandmother-in-waiting? :)