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!