Sunday, October 28, 2012

My Blogger's Quilt Festival Entry!

I am so excited about my first-ever entry into the Blogger's Quilt Festival!  I first saw the festival in the springtime, and I enjoyed reading about everyone's creation. I am thrilled to be joining in this time around.

I made this quilt this summer, while waiting for our new little one to arrive, using this recipe from the Moda Bake Shop. The recipe uses a layer cake to make two baby quilts. Kate Spain's Good Fortune line had caught my eye, however, I only needed one quilt, and I didn't want to use some of the prints that were predominantly orange. So I went to a local quilt shop that had yardage of the line in stock, and had fat quarters cut in the prints that I wanted. We decided to use my favorite print (also the quilt backing) as the basis for her nursery. My husband painted it a beautiful shade if periwinkle, one of my favorite colors.

I really wanted to make my little girl a special quilt before she arrived. I learned how to quilt while I was on maternity leave with my older daughter, so I didn't make any special quilts the last time I was pregnant. I also wanted to make something that featured her name, since she is named after my grandmother who passed in 2010. I machine appliqued her name and a dragonfly, to echo the dragonflies in the fabrics.

I quilted it on my machine, using an all-over meandering/stipple in lavender to match the center section. Here you can see her name and the dragonfly applique ...

...and here I am, basting it at 8.5 months pregnant!
We are currently using the quilt in her room, and each month, I am taking her picture on her name quilt to document her growth. That will be fun to look back at when she is older!

Quilt Stats:
Finished Size: approximately 40"x40"
Special Techniques: machine applique
Quilted by: me!
Best Category: baby quilt


  1. Cute! I like that you take her picture on it each month--I have seen that done lots of different ways but I think on a quilt is the best I have seen!

  2. What a cutie pie!!!

    Your quilt is adorable, too. Love the colours/line you chose!

  3. Beautiful quilt! I've had the Moda tutorial pinned for a long time but haven't made one yet. Great fabrics and colors, and your daughter is adorable!

  4. Great quilt - beautiful baby! Love the applique name - well done!

  5. Love your quilt and such a cute little girl.

  6. Great quilt and what a gorgeous daughter you have. Love the idea of photographing her on the quilt to document her growth.

  7. What a sweet quilt for your little cutie-pie! You did a great job on the applique, and I like the idea of taking her monthly photos on the quilt!

  8. adorable quilt and adorable photos of your cutie!!

  9. That is such a sweet quilt, and special with Gloria's name sewn onto it. I think it's a brilliant idea to take regular photos, not just to see how much she grows but because she is sooo cute too!!

  10. What a neat idea and a lovely quilt!