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

12 comments:

  1. Love your pinks and browns! These colours are definitely lacking in my quilts!

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  2. Your pinks and browns look great !!

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  3. These are just beautiful Elaine and great idea to make them the same so nobody feels slighted - love the backs!

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  4. Yummy x 2! I'm loving the backs too.

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  5. These are a nice size for baby and Mommy to wrap up in on those all-nighters! Very pretty!

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  6. Great quilts!!! I love how you made them the same but with different backs. Those are beautiful colors. I can see why the mommies and babies love them. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Lovely quilts Elaine....... those colours go so well together...... lots of talent there my friend...
    Hugz

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  8. A pretty pair of quilts. I'm sure the Mom's and babies love the quilts.
    Thank you for sharing

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  9. Very nice quilts! I bet you are having fun with those babies too!

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  10. Your quilts are lovely and unique too. Love the designs.

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  11. Lovely quilts from a grandmotherly diplomat!

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