Thursday, 31 October 2013

Bloggers Quilt Festival - a Baby Quilt

Over the past year, I've seen and swooned over the many gorgeous quilts that have been shown in the Bloggers Quilt Festival and this time round I thought I'd join in the fun and add a baby quilt into the mix!
AmysCreativeSide

This is probably the fourth quilt that I've made (and by that, I mean finished!) and it's made with the first lot of fabric that I ever bought when I started my quilting journey: a pack of 10" Amy Butler squares. I'd used some of it to make draught excluders, and the rest of the fabric got hand-cut into 4.5" (ish!) squares and a few strips with the idea of making a chair cushion. Then they sat in a cupboard for a year or so....

I came across them the other week when I was having a sort out of my sewing space and after a bit of a play and a think, I realised that I would be able to make it all into a baby blanket. I re-squared all my squares (!), paired the strips with some Kona Snow and then sewed them all together.
Baby Quilt by fabricandflowersuk
I'm so happy with how the top worked out! The pairing of the Amy Butler/Kona Snow strips was a bit of a happy accident but I think it's helped to balance out the colours.
Baby Quilt by fabricandflowersuk
I had a meter of Amy Butler for the backing and the quilting was done in a spiral. The binding is some Kona turquoise that I had lying around.

So, stats;

Fabric - Amy Butler and Kona
Wadding - 80/20 Hobbs Heirloom
Measures - 36" x 36"

Now I just need a friend to have a baby!!!!!!

Thanks for popping by and don't forget to go and check out all the other fabulous quilts in the festival!


Sx

Todays sky ● overcast and drizzly

6 comments:

joanne said...

It's perfect! And I love your circular quilting!
You've reminded me about a bunch of 5" squares I cut out for a baby blanket!

Ali said...

Lovely quilt! This would be a good way to stretch a charm pack whilst still keeping some charms whole for the bigger patterns.

Sarah Lou said...

Gorgeous quilt, I love the random white rectangles :D

Nicky said...

Not volunteering to have a baby! But when one does come along your way I'm sure it will enjoy this lovely quilt!

Lynne said...

This is beautiful. The colours are so pretty, and I love the spiral quilting.

CitricSugar said...

Soft and beautiful! Love your quilting choice.

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