Tuesday, October 29, 2013

An entry for Bloggers Quilt Festival

I promise I have been sewing some other things - but for now I am going to show a quilt from earlier this year.  
First here is a link to the wonderful Amy's Creative Side who has set up the Blogger's Quilt Festival with some amazing prizes.  I hope you will visit some of the other entries in each category and most important VOTE between Nov 1 -7 for your favorite in each category.  There are some amazing quilts!

My first entry is in the Baby Quilt Category.  I made this quilt for one of my cousins.  Well, for his baby.  
This quilt started with the making of a different quilt - one where I cut a whole butt load of squares in the wrong size.


 I put the squares aside, as I knew I had enough for some other project, but didn't know what it would be yet.  The correct set of squares went into a baby quilt for my grandson.  Later I decided the 'wrong' set would make another great baby quilt.


Colorful, simple, animals for talking about in the large squares, and flannel for the back.  


I love using flannel for the backs of baby quilts.  Makes them soft and cuddly  


I kept the quilting simple, a double grid pattern highlighting each block


My quilt zombie photo shoot



I like the pops of orange in this quilt, some of the fabrics are low volume, and the orange leads your eye around the quilt.  



This baby quilt was well received and a nice photo with note came back to me.  Always appreciated!

Thank you so much for visiting - it's nice to have comments if you feel like leaving one, and I will respond to each of you.  You can find me on Flickr and also on Instagram as Fairlymerry.  I post photos on both of those places as well as here.  

Keep Calm and Quilt On!
Mary

2 comments:

Leanne said...

This is such a lovely quilt, filled with colour and cute fabrics too.

CitricSugar said...

Very cute - and great use of colour!