This is the second top I have made in this pattern for this wonderful lady. A gift to each of her grandchildren upon their arrival.
The first top was is much more subdued tones (here) and was hand quilted for her by a family friend.
I was able to finish this one all the way through and had such a good time mixing piecing, applique, machine and hand embroidery.
This nursery is decorated in a ladybug motif, thus the background & cornerstones in the borders. There are also a few small lady bugs visiting some of the flowers. The machine embroidered lady bugs all have a loopy trail, so that was my inspiration for the quilting design. The lambs were quilted in a tight scroll to hopefully give the impression of the wool.