Thursday, October 24, 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival

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Happy Go Lucky Baby Quilt

Welcome to my Blogger's Quilt Festival Entry in the Baby Quilt Category!

I made this little quilt this summer for my Etsy shop. It was purely a therapeutic exercise, beginning with a pretty charm pack (Happy Go Lucky by Bonnie and Camille), some coordinating solids (a white and Bella's Robin's Egg Blue), and then.... I just went from there. I saw stars, then I saw pinwheels, and then I saw stitches. It might sound like I hit my head, but I guess I saw this quilt!

Happy Go Lucky Baby Quilt

I decided to round the corners of the quilt, and thusly got an education in making bias binding. Thanks to Jona Giammalva! So that was fun. The binding fabric is one of my favourites, a print from Silent Cinema by Jenean Morrison.

Happy Go Lucky Baby Quilt

The stitches I envisioned were big, colourful hand stitches in thick Aurifil thread - in both 12 wt and 28 wt. These I added to the top and bottom borders.

Happy Go Lucky Baby Quilt

And here are the stats in a nutshell:

Dimensions:  31" by 36"
Fabrics: Happy Go Lucky, by Bonnie and Camille
Robin Egg Blue, Moda Bella Solid
Winter White, Free Spirit Solid
Silent Cinema, by Jenean Morrison (binding)
Hello Pilgrim, by Lizzy House (backing)
Batting: Warm & Natural
Thread: Aurifil 50 wt (piecing) and Aurifil 12 wt and 28 wt (hand quilting)
Completed June 2013

So that's it for me here!  Hope you enjoy the Quilt Festival and have fun looking around at all the pretty!

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Happy Go Lucky Baby Quilt

16 comments:

  1. It's beautiful! The hand quilting really adds to it.

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  2. This is so fabulous! Love the fun colours and those big stitches are perfect

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  3. a lovely happy quilt - the rounded corners are perfect!

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  4. This quilt is gorgeous! Love the hand stitching. And of course, I can never get enough of Bonnie & Camille. :)

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  5. Very soft cheerful little quilt..love it

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  6. I love this! Everything about it!

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  7. I love everything about this quilt too--the robin's egg blue that you used, the binding, the pinwheels, everything. It's really beautiful!

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  8. Such a pretty, happy quilt. The Robin Egg solid is a perfect complement to the Happy Go Lucky fabrics and I love the stars and pinwheels!!

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  9. So fun! I love the mini-pinwheel blocks and your fabric choices. The rounded corners were a lovely choice, too!

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  10. Your choice of that robin's egg blue solid is spot on! Love the hand stitching too. All great for a baby quilt!

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  11. I really love the touch of hand quilting at the borders. And the rounded corners are fun too.

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  12. Carla, I so (sew?) love this atypical border on this one. The hand quilting is great. And the background color? Love! Well done!

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  13. This is a darling baby quilt!!
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

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  14. It's a really beautiful quilt! I'm particularly enchanted by your small pinwheels - a lovely bit of whimsy in among the stars :)

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