Friday, October 29, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival



Amy is hosting the Fourth Blogger's Quilt Festival (Oct 29-Nov 5, 2010). My submission for the festival is a quilt I finished this past August. It's actually a very special quilt as I dedicated it to our baby who is to be born next month and for the baby we lost last Christmas due to a miscarriage. It truly was a cathartic experience in finishing this quilt as I finished it on the eve of what would have been our baby's due date (August 2nd). It's a bright, happy, child like quilt which brings a smile to my face when I see it. My 2 1/2 year old daughter loves it too as it sits in her room waiting for her brother or sister to arrive (4 more weeks or sooner who knows:0)

I used Allison's tutorial from CluckCluckSew; she titled her quilt the Raw Edge Circle Quilt. What I like about it most is the circular quilting which was new for me - I had admired circular quilting for a while so this gave me the opportunity to try it out. I loved that it was free form and not perfect! The raw edges also add some nice texture to the quilt. I ended up backing the quilt in flannel which I had not done in the past as well. Makes it nice and cozy and "snuggable." (I'm making up words as I go along:) I machine binded the binding which I know goes against the "rules" of traditional quilting, but I must say I really do not like hand sewing. I do have to practice this form of attaching the binding but love how time efficient it can be - especially when you're excited to finish your project.

So, there you have it. One of my favorites. Thank you for taking the time to drop by my little blog and hope you have a chance to stop by again:)

Make sure you stop by Amy's blog to check out all of the other entries...they're amazing and inspirational!!

21 comments:

  1. i love this raw edge circle quilt! the colours are so warm and playful; just perfect for a babe who's about to come into this world! all the best to you and your family and safe delivery of that little bundle, Jody!

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  2. What a perfect baby quilt...best wishes for your family.

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  3. It's beautiful...a very special quilt.
    best wishes.
    Julia ♥

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  4. I love it!!! It's gorgeous!! This pattern is so nice! I just made a mini quilt with it! Perfect for your new baby!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Very nice, i like this very much:)

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  6. Happy, happy quilt! Beautiful!

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  7. OMG!! I absolutely love this quilt! It is so bright and cheerful and the design ... wow it is just fantabulous (my own made up word :-) Hugs, Joanne

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  8. I love this quilt. Perfect colours and fabric and great design. Good luck with your forthcoming arrival and thanks for sharing this special story.

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  9. Very cheerful. Good luck with the coming addition to your family :)

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  10. I just love this quilt design. Awesome quilt!

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  11. What a lovely bright cheery quilt!

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  12. I love your quilt! You did an amazing job picking out the fabrics and putting it together! What a special quilt!

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  13. Such a lovely, bright and colourful quilt. I enjoy the raw edge applique and like the effect it gives. Best wishes for you and your new baby!

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  14. what a beautiful story and a gorgeous quilt. i love the fabric

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  15. What a neat quilt- I love all of the colors!

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  16. Congratulations on your upcoming baby and this darling quilt. It's so bright and happy!

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  17. this is gorgeous- im sure your baby will love it- its great to make such a beautiful gift for your child/ren : )

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  18. Thank you everyone for such kind comments....it's really nice to hear from you:)

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