Amy is running the Blogger's Quilt Festival starting today, so I thought I'd enter my Orla Kiely quilt.
As anyone who has read my blog before will know, this quilt began back in April with a piece of wrapping paper:
This was given to me by a lovely friend and mum-to-be as inspiration for making a baby quilt. They weren't planning to find out the gender of their little one, so this would have to be a gender neutral quilt. This was a new challenge for me, as was picking out fabrics by myself rather than using a set from a specific collection. Here are the fabrics I picked:
I'm so blessed that I have such a great LQS where I found these lovelies :) They sat on my desk at work after I bought them, and I kept peeking at them and grinning!
And here's what they became:
(an in progress shot, since I never got a full photo of the completed back in good lighting)
As you can see, I went for a simple lattice design for the front (loving lattices at the mo) and appliquéed the Orla Kiely pattern on the back.
I had some fun the details on this one - quilting a mix of straight lines and wavy lines to produce some fun patterns...
... and doing a little fussy cutting with the Sunkissed fabric.
I absolutely love this quilt, and was very sad to let it go. But it's in a good home now, and that makes me happy!
Blogger’s Quilt Festival Stats
Finished quilt measures : 1m x 1m approx
Special techniques used : applique
Quilted by : me!
Best Category : Applique Quilt, Baby Quilt
Right, off to browse some of the other entries :)