Blogger’s Quilt Festival

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!


Nice looking quilt. I wish I could be creative but I don’t have a creative bone in my body. Thanks for pointing out some of the steps involved in getting the project going. By the way, I love the header of your sie.

October 13th, 2009 | 9:19 pm

What fun colors and blocks! Thanks for sharing it with us.

October 13th, 2009 | 10:08 pm

Both of your quilts look gorgeous! I totally know what you mean about picking a favorite, my latest is usually my fave too.

October 13th, 2009 | 10:37 pm

From one Nina to another – great job!

October 14th, 2009 | 8:16 am

Nice the duvet ,
Marika Hungary

October 14th, 2009 | 8:30 am

Cute quilt.

October 14th, 2009 | 8:58 am

Great job on the quilt, and I love the colors on the in progress one!

October 14th, 2009 | 1:41 pm

It is beautiful!

October 14th, 2009 | 3:38 pm

Your quilts are great! I love the baby one and I’m impressed that your friend isn’t scared to use blue for a girl.
The Moda range you’ve used for yours is really lovely, especially the birdies. I look forward to seeing it finished.
Enjoy your new machine,
Abbe 🙂

October 14th, 2009 | 11:09 pm

this is so pretty…i love the fabrics that you used

October 19th, 2009 | 11:38 pm

What a wonderful quilt for baby – so crisp and bright and just right!

October 22nd, 2009 | 6:24 pm

Very cute! I love the pastels.

October 22nd, 2009 | 10:31 pm

BEAUTIFUL, bright, FUN, cheerful quilt!!! Just perfect for a baby girl. ; ) Thanks for sharing and happy sewing!

October 29th, 2009 | 6:20 am
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