Did everyone out there have a wonderful Halloween?
This little bunny rabbit did! Although she looked more like a chocolate Easter rabbit by the time the night was over :)
In addition to costume sewing, I've been busy working on a quilt for the new baby and am thrilled to have gotten it finished just in time to join in the Blogger's Quilt Festival! I think that the festival is nearing almost 600 entries, so if you need any quilty inspiration, or just want oogle some beautiful quilts, this is the place to be!
It took me awhile to figure out what kind of quilt to make for this new little girl. Phoebe's was easy since I based her entire nursery off of the fabric I used to make her quilt, but since I don't really know which direction I'm taking the new nursery yet, I was a bit stumped on where to start.
I didn't want to make anything that screamed "baby!", because I hope that she'll keep this quilt close to her throughout the years as she grows up. I ended up turning to Pinterest (of course!) for inspiration - and fell in love with this mini quilt.
I've always loved the wonky stars pattern, but I especially love how in this pattern they're all interlocking, which cause pinwheels to form in the negative space.
I guess you could call this a scrappy quilt, but most of it came from me finally cutting into yardage of some of my favorite fabrics that I had been hoarding for way too long - some Flea Market Fancy, Munki Munki, and other random prints that I'm just smitten with. What better project is there to use your prized pieces in than a quilt for your new baby?
I backed the quilt in a fun rainbow stripe fabric from Alexander Henry, and quilted it in a free motion loop-de-loop pattern. The binding is patchworked together from more favorite fabrics.
Now it's just waiting for an action shot with new baby (no we still haven't picked a name yet!). 9 more weeks to go!
So BEAUTIFUL Emily! I am addicted to Pinterest too. So many good ideas there :)ReplyDelete
Sometimes "scrappy" quilts are too random for me with all the different fabrics everywhere, but I love this quilt!ReplyDelete
I love those wonky star blocks and all the different prints you chose! And since it has the solid background, the patterns don't overwhelm at all. Awesome!ReplyDelete
I love wonky star quilts, yours is wonderful and just a bit different the way you've set them. I just love the backing too.ReplyDelete
Wow your quilt is amazing i love the quilting on it and your use of fabrics. dee xReplyDelete
your stars are awesome!ReplyDelete
This is a great quilt. Love it for a baby; lots of room to grow. I am also a fan of the wonky stars. I'll have to give it a try one day.ReplyDelete
It's adorable- yet definitely a quilt your baby can grow with. I love the way those pinwheels form too. Fun pattern!! Thanks for sharing and congrats on your new little bundle. Your little bunny is too darn cute!!ReplyDelete
The wonky stars are awesome for the "not so" baby look! She will love it!ReplyDelete
Love, love, love it!! It's a super design for a little one, and I love all the colours you've used. All the best to you!ReplyDelete
I absolutely adore this quilt--that is going to be one lucky baby!ReplyDelete
my gracious it is gorgeous! such a beautiful quilt. and i am sure your little one will love it. hope you decide on a name soon! but you have time... 9 weeks, i hope it goes fast for you!ReplyDelete
Such a lovely quilt! I also love the wonky star block and your quilt is a great inspiration for a next project. I love your fabrics too.ReplyDelete
It's beautiful! Love the fabrics you chose. I'm glad you were inspired! :)ReplyDelete
I love your baby quilt .The backing & binding are very pretty too .ReplyDelete
I like yours better than the inspiration! Great colors and fabrics!ReplyDelete
I love everything about it. Everything!ReplyDelete
That is a wonderful quilt, I hope you and your new baby will enjoy it.ReplyDelete
What a fun and beautiful quilt! I love the modern look with the beautiful floral fabric. Soft ... yet fresh and modern. This is a quilt that will be around forever.ReplyDelete
LOVE this quilt! just beautiful!ReplyDelete
OOH, I really like the way the stars show off your favs...some of mine are in there too! I am inspired! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Stars for a new star in your life. Fantastic quilt.ReplyDelete
Oh, this quilt is wonderful!ReplyDelete
Super. Did you get the pattern dimensions somewhere to ensure the pinwheel? or just figure it out? Hope to see you at the next AAMQG meeting.ReplyDelete
I love this quilt, so pretty. And if the name is still not decided, I love Stella!ReplyDelete
Love this quilt! The link to the mini quilt that inspired you isn't working for me, so wondered what pattern you used? Would love to make one for our new bedroom when we move this summer. Any help would be appreciated! :)ReplyDelete