I tried to finish a quilt for her in time to give her at her birthday party, but we had to move the party up 4 days to accommodate my parents' work schedule and I ended up on the phone all day one day, and at an interview the next, so I chose to bake and decorate her cake rather than finish the quilt. No big problem though, I bought her some Lego instead and the quilt will be given at Christmas. I used the Lego to decorate her birthday cake. I'm not above using hard plastic toys on cakes.
I used a quilt panel of The Little Mermaid for the top, a coordinating printed flannel for the back, and a purple print I pulled out of the remnant bin for the binding. Everything came from Fabricland except the thread, which was at Dressew for 25 cents a spool. Coats Hand Quilting Multicolour for a quarter! I love Dressew so much.
I thought to quilt bubbles on it, but they're kind of wonky. My quilting techniques need practice.
I used a decorative stitch for the binding top stitching, and I enjoy how it looks with the variegated thread.
It's not a large quilt, but a nice drag-around-and-cuddle-on-the-couch size. I used the new Warm & Natural batting that Fabricland carries: Warm & Plush. It is surprisingly fluffier and cozier, and only a couple dollars more. I think I'll use this on all my quilts I want a cotton batting for from now on. Such nice loft.