Monday, May 19, 2014

Blogger's Quilt Festival Spring 2014 - Small Quilt Catergory

Hello friends! I have not checked in for a while, been so busy with kids, church stuff, etc. I have a little break today and I thought I share a few things. I have always love the Blogger's Quilt Festival from Amy's Creative Side. I honestly have been able to many quilts in the last year or two with all of our moves and losing my sewing space. But I did make a baby quilt and I already shared my mini quilt with you. I thought I would enter those two quilts in the festival. But I need to make two different posts so forgive me!

First up is my SMALL quilt, a baby quilt that I made for my precious new little niece, Aspen. She is her mommy's firstborn, so I wanted to make something special for her.
I knew I wanted to do a chevron quilt, but not the same one I had used before. I this cool  chevron pattern from the Etsy shop, SugarThreadz Perfect.
 I had been in love with Les Amis fabric by Patti Sloniger for sometime but couldn't justify buying any. I finally had the perfect excuse! I LOVE the colors and the sweet little prints of foxes, owls and turtles. The trick was finding the fabric because it's OOP. Well, if you haven't used the hashtag #thegreatfabricdestash on Instagram, don't! Unless you want to find a bunch of amazing fabric that folks are selling. And the good stuff goes fast! Just beware you can spend money your head will spin (or your hub's will!). Anyway, that's where I was able to pick some up plus a few fat quarters from Etsy. :)
I'm really happy with the way it turned out.  As always I love a white background to make those colors pop.
I wanted the back to be nice and soft. I couldn't find the right shade of minky which I love to use. So I went the old-fashioned route and found a nice peach flannel. I think I'm converted. I love the way it looked and felt. 
I machine quilted it with flowers - a first for me! And heart shaped leaves with loopy loops in between. I was doing the flowers freehand and then I decided to draw some out just for placement beforehand. It went a lot quicker after that because I didn't have to stop and figure out where the next one should go.
I also made a matching bib and a couple of burpies with the fabric I had left over. Together I think it made a nice set. 

BTW, here is a picture of my adorable niece. I mean it just doesn't get any cuter than that!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you go visit all of the quilts in the Blogger's Quilt Festival. Don't forget to vote!


CitricSugar said...

It's lovely - such warm, soft colours! I like the angled photos since the shallow little chevrons look like falling confetti strips.

Dolly said...

This quilt really stood out to my eye in the small quilts category. Just striking ! I'm not one to buy patterns, but I'm having a bit of a time figuring this one out.

Congratulations on a beautiful quilt AND niece !

Alison said...

Awesome quilt!

Di said...

I LOVE this quilt (and the cute-as-a-button recipient!). Your fabrics and design are perfect. I hope to make a chevron quilt myself one day, and this is the nicest I've seen. Congratulations!

ipatchandquilt said...

Your sewing is just so perfect!

Shelley Cavanna said...

Beautiful, beautiful quilt! So soft and girlie! You're inspiring me to cut into my "Les Ami" hoard. :)

Cynthia said...

Super cute!! I love to use lots of white to make the fabrics pop too! Great job!! :)

Suzanne said...

Love the colours and animals :) Good job on the quilting too. I'm slowly trying new free motion quilting ideas and it's fun!

Ольга Романив said...

Nice! I love it!

Deonn said...

Ellie, this is adorable - and great job on the quilting I always chalk a dot where I want the flowers to land. Super-cute with the pieced binding. Looks like a perfect set for your darling little niece.

Wendy said...

such a lovely quilt! I love the pattern and I love that it's not just pink!

Tiffany said...

I love this! The pattern and the colors, so sweet!

Nupur said...

What a lucky baby and mommy to get this gorgeous set of gifts. I just adore the colors, pattern, everything.

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