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Friday, May 21, 2010

My Blogger's Quilt Festival Quilt


It's Blogger's Quilt Festival this week and I'm sharing Gabriel's Baby Quilt, a 41" x 46" quilt that I finished in July, 2009. My dear friend had her first baby and I gave him this quilt. It was the first quilt I made since I got hooked on modern quilting and it's my favourite quilt to date!


I thought I'd share the process from start to finish.
I headed to The Cloth Shop and picked out fabrics from Paula Prass's Flights of Fancy line in the ocean colourway.

I fussy cut the Par Avion fabric to highlight the birds and butterflies.

I (with lots of help from Dean) laid out the fabrics and balanced the colours and patterns.


After piecing the top, I sent it all off to the longarm quilter.

I love the hand stitched stripy binding and mitered corners! In comparison, I give you my first quilt (completed in Spring 1997) with square corners and machine stitched binding.

It was stipple quilted by Jackee Thaysen of Jackee's Quiltworks.

I used one piece of the fun polka-dotted fabric for the back.


Writing the label directly on to the backing was nerve wracking, but I love how it turned out!

I'm so glad to share this quilt with you! Head to Amy's Creative Side to check out the list of other Blogger's Quilt Festival participants. There are nearly 250 participants as of May 21st!

46 comments:

  1. You are amazingly talented Holly!

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  2. Awesome quilt! Thanks for sharing the process too!

    Jennifer :)

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  3. Cute quilt. I like the label method on that.

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  4. Love it! How did you write on the back without it bleeding? I've never been able to figure that out.

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  5. Love the step by step process Hol! Very cool quilt :)

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  6. @I Love Baby Quilts Thanks! I use a Pigma Micron 05 waterproof pen. I usually go over the letters twice to make them nice and bold. I've never had any problems with the ink bleeding!

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  7. Your quilt is gorgeous! I love how you labeled it. Beautifully done!

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  8. It's beautiful and adorable!

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  9. Terrific job ........ and nice picture story !

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  10. wow, great quilt. perfect backing fabric! what a fun quilt.

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  11. lovely quilt thanks for sharing

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  12. This is just gorgeous! Love the colors!

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  13. What a lucky baby to be given a quilt so lovingly made. I like the way you included photos of making the quilt too.

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  14. Lovely quilt and a lovely story to go with it. Interesting to see and read thank you.

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  15. Absolutely beautiful! I am so eager to make a quilt with white sashing -- is always looks so striking! Love how you did the label too!

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  16. I want to make a quilt like this too! It's gorgeous. Love the fabrics you chose and the stripe fabric for the binding was the perfect choice!

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  17. love the colors in this quilt!

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  18. Darling quilt and I love writing the label directly on the back of the quilt.

    Oh and thanks for stopping by my blog as well and liking my quilt. It's fun to get visitors.

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  19. This is a really great quilt!

    Karen
    karensc0sm0s.blogspot.com

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  20. j'aime beaucoup ces couleurs et les gros ronds superbe

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  21. I love the way you signed it. Very gutsy, and turned out great!

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  22. This is so cute! I love the fabrics you chose, and the writing on the back is perfect.

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  23. Love the colors. I have never thought about writing directly on the back, mostly cause I go through at least 2 labels before I don't make a mistake. What did you use to write with, it looks so crisp?

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  24. this is adorable....i love the fabrics

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  25. I really like the colours and patterns you chose and your process photos are great.

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  26. I like this quilt very, very much - beautiful colors and great eye appeal.

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  27. I love how you labeled this quilt, and everything else about it too.

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  28. I like this quilt and how you labeled it; you've come a long way (baby) from the first one!

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  29. Refreshing quilt. Just lovely.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  30. Just gorgeous baby quilt! I am loving all the modern stuff around. How good are the fabrics these days. They just cry out for simple graphic designs. Your fabrics really work well.

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  31. very nice!! love the colors and the way the colored blocks seem to float on the white

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  32. Lovely! The colors you chose are so fresh and springy. Great combination!

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  33. beautiful! I love the white, the simplicity, the fabric, and the backing, and how you labeled it.... adorable!!!! love it.

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  34. what a cheery, simply charming, spring baby quilt. Love the process pics. Can't go wrong with squares, bright green, polka dots and striped binding.
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  35. So cute and cheerful! You did a great job. I love the colors and the simplicity of it. If that is your handwriting on the back, you definitely are a perfectionist Come visit me at
    http://www.amaidenhairfern.blogspot.com/

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  36. Very cute and love the color combination!
    hugz, Pam

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  37. I am thrilled you used my fabrics in such a creative way. I, too, am curious about the label on the back. Is it embroidered or applied with a fabric pen?

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