Last year my granddaughter Poppy celebrated her 18th birthday and graduated from High School. I wanted to make a quilt for her, one she would love and cherish for years to come. After much thought, I came up with a "Hello Kitty" theme. She had always loved "Hello Kitty" and still does today so this seemed like a natural.
I didn't buy the printed fabric with the Hello Kitty on it already but rather made appliqué of Kitty on large blocks. I took the basic HK shapes and changed them up to fit my granddaughter's life. For instance, Poppy played softball throughout most of her school years. So, I made the HK figure with her #10, added an MVP to the shirt top and put on a baseball cap with her signature bow.
Next, I thought about her Graduation and made HK a cap and gown!
Now that she has graduated and is beginning the next phase of her life, I saw her as the young woman she has become. What woman doesn't have a Little Black Dress! Check out her jewelry and that rhinestone in her nose!
The rest of the images were pretty much standard HK.
I added a Minkee back in a soft pink and this is what I ended up with.
Needless to say, Poppy LOVED the quilt! I plan on making a quilt for each of my children and grandchildren. Oh how I wished I had started quilting earlier! I've got a lot to do....better get back at it! Have a good quilting day! Thanks for visiting.