Posted by Nina on Oct 13, 2009
I’ve just realized I had never submitted my entry for the Blogger’s Quilt Festival! You simply need to write a blog post about your favorite quilt and link back and then you link back and are among the many other beautiful quilts out there on parade. The truth is, I don’t know if I have a favorite. When I finish a quilt it always becomes my favorite until the next one is finished.. so with that in mind, I will submit my most recent quilt and talk about one that is in progress that really is my favorite.
and it all started with this little bundle of fat quarters. I loved the fabrics and had a vision for what the quilt would look like. I chose the yellow butterfly fabric for the backing thinking it would be the perfect accent to a little girls nursery. I found the Jelly Filled pattern and began to work on my quilt (see bottom photos) and thought it would be perfect to size down and make a cute little baby quilt for our friends new little girl.. I have never seen the baby’s room but I have been told that it’s blue and that the mom was a little unhappy it wasn’t more girly so that’s where I started..
after I had most of the quilt top finished, I started to worry that it wasn’t looking like I had hoped it would.. I started second guessing myself. It just started looking really, really busy and I started rethinking my color scheme choice. I decided to get rid of the butterfly backing I had planned and use an ivory floral backing instead to try and drowned out the business the quilt top was beginning to show.
then I decided on a bit of a wider border than I had planned and I used a bright white floral for that to accent the bright colors. Above all else, I love the quilt. I think the brightness will be eye catching to both a baby and a toddler and I hope that the baby truly grows up to love it so much the seams fall apart! I hand stitched the binding and stippled the top on my new sewing machine… my first time stippling! I’m having a hard time letting it go but I don’t have any little girls of my own, so it must move on! So there you have it.. my favorite finished quilt, of the moment.. this could change next week
Now on to my favorite quilt ever… remember the Jelly Filled pattern? That is the very same quilt I have in progress now! The fabric is Sweet by Urban Chicks for Moda.. it should finish out to be around 70″x78″.. I do not think my machine can stipple a quilt of this size and I do not own a long arm, so I think it will have to go to a quilter for that.. but it’s my favorite none the less!