Friday, October 29, 2010
The 4th Bloggers Quilt Festival
The fourth bloggers quilt festival is going on now, over at Amy's place. What a ton of inspiration is awaiting those who are fortunate to find it! Pop over and see them, it will help you buy more fabric, lol!
My entry is actually 2 baby quilts that I made last year. My daughter was having a baby girl in November and my dear daughter in law was having another baby girl in January! I didn't want either of the new mommies to feel like the other girl was given a prettier quilt, or bigger or smaller quilt, so they both received the same thing!
I used mostly stash fabrics in pinks and browns using a pattern that was very simple. Dana had a sew a long on her blog, quite some time ago, and I had done a quilt then. I knew I would come back again, to this pattern. I just love it!
What I learned while making these quilts: sometimes simply is the best. Since I had 2 quilts to make, I really didn't want a complicated pattern, something both mommies would like, so I went with it! I also learned that when you use fabrics from your stash that sometimes said stash replicates itself into @ least 10 more yards!
I used 100% cotton sheets for the backings, and little "ends" of rows, sewn together, to tie the fronts to the backs. I am very pleased with this effect. I have seen very similar backings all over blogland and wanted to try it out. I used my walking foot and quilted them myself, an acomplishment for me!
They both are 60"x70", I know, overkill. I love making bigger baby quilts.
Both babies love their blankies and so do the mommies! Have a great time visiting Amy and the Bloggers Quilt Festival, Elaine