How do you know your first quilt is a success? Your niece immediately pulls it out of its wrapping, spreads it out, gets her new baby doll, and announces to the assembled birthday crowd that she is going to take a nap. With a three year old you get pure, unedited responses so it was obvious she really loved it. I was so excited to see her reaction; it was really more than I had hoped for.
Yes, there will be another quilt of some sort in my future. And if the next recipient is half as happy as Little Miss Lou was that, too, will be another success story.