This is my first time entering a quilt into the Bloggers' Quilt Festival and it's very exciting! This is a quilt that I made for my brand new nephew Patrick. I'm going to meet him next month and I can't wait to give it to him - well, he won't know the difference, but I think his parents will like it! :) At 68"X73" it's a pretty big quilt for a baby, but I want him to have it forever, and considering that he's already 2 feet tall I think he'll grow into this quilt just fine! I still have to hand stitch the binding, but I love it and didn't want to have to wait to post it on here!
A close-up on the blocks and the stippled quilting. I wrote about the process of making this quilt in a previous post, but pretty much all of the prints in the quilt top came from my stash, which works well for my very small fabric-buying budget... I feel like I'm finally getting a feel for free-motion quilting and getting a lot fewer aches and pains from doing it!
My neighbors might have wondered what I was up to dragging our dining room chair outside onto the lawn...but I think this shot shows the quilt more "in action" than lying flat on the grass, which is definitely not its natural state!
I pieced the back, as (almost) always, and like the way it looks with the blue polka dot binding too. My friend Laurie turned me onto these whales and I'm so in love with them! The whales and the argyle are both Ann Kelle prints, from the Urban Zoologie and Remix lines respectively. The solids are all Kona, but I'm not very good about remembering the names of the colors...
Thanks for looking!