Ladybug in the Maze Handmade Quilt

 This is a small quilt but mighty because of the center subject, a lovely red ladybug.

This is a small quilt but mighty because of the center subject, a lovely red ladybug.

Ladybug in Maze Handmade Quilt

It's hard to believe but it's almost mid April and there still is snow in the upcoming forecast. What happened to spring??

Over the years, one of the ways I have easily change the decor of my guest room and bedroom was by changing out the quilts. My winter quilts are much heavier than my spring and summer ones and, once I find wall space, I may even hang a couple of the smaller quilt blocks I first made years ago.

This Ladybug in the Maze handmade quilt was one of my favorites at the 2017 Piece and Plenty Quilt Guild and you will quickly see why - the subject in the center is one of my favorite garden bugs, the ladybug. This little red bug eats aphids and is one of the beneficial insects we should encourage to have in our gardens instead of using pesticides.

Here is a closer look at the ladybug and the detailed quilting that went into this charming small handmade quilt, the perfect size for a wall hanging:

 Here is a closer look at the center red ladybug and the surrounding quilting.

Here is a closer look at the center red ladybug and the surrounding quilting.

One little ladybug looks so elegant, reminds me of the ladybug applique throw we offer based on a vintage pattern with a lot more red ladybugs in different red patterned fabrics.

Another surprise, this was made by a former co-worker of mine when we worked together at the local daily newspaper. 

Every handmade quilt has a story so if you find one at an auction or estate sale, make sure to ask who made it and when, the back story adds value to a quilt if you can find it.

 Each handmade quilt has a story and this is the story behind this gem of a handmade quilt.

Each handmade quilt has a story and this is the story behind this gem of a handmade quilt.

Nicely done, Loretta!

Charlotte