It's that time of year again. Time for the Blogger's Quilt Festival!
This has got to be one of the most inspiring weeks in blog land and the reason I started blogging in the first place. I can't wait to see what everyone has been working on. As for myself, I haven't finished as many quilts as usual since the last festival, but this one is definitely my favorite since then.
I made this for a friend of mine who was having a baby and I love it for it's simplicity. I think for me this was a great example of working smarter, not harder. I have a tendency to over-think things (my friends out there are laughing hysterically at the under-statement in those words) and for this quilt I finally got smart and let the fabrics do most of the work.
I just love the birds and apples in the two coordinating prints I found and I was afraid of chopping them up too small or having them lost in a bunch of other prints. I wanted them to really steal the show. And I think they do just that in this quilt. Certainly not my most creative layout, but it makes me happy just to look at it.
Pairing those two fabrics with just the right solids was all this quilt really needed. I called the finished quilt Apple Baby. Obvious, right? :)
Some simple quilting, snuggly fleece for backing, and satin blanket blinding made it easy to put together in a hurry and perfect for baby. It was very well received and has since been put to good use. :)
The finished quilt was roughly 48" square (I believe in generously-sized baby quilts) and the solids were all flannels. Speaking of flannel, I did manage to finish a very large queen-sized flannel quilt for my own bed which I hope to post soon. It had a lot of tactile embellishments which I look forward to sharing.
I really can't wait to see what everyone shares for the festival and reading all of the lovely stories. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the fest! I know I will.