Friday, October 25, 2013

Bloggers' Quilt Festival, Fall 2013

It's that time of year again - Bloggers' Quilt Festival!  I love the opportunity to see so many other lovely quilts out there in Blogland, all in one place.  It *almost* makes up for seeing all the lovely new fabric at Quilt Market.  Almost ;)
This quilt is one of my current favorites.  I have a major crush on Bonnie and Camille's older line Ruby.  The stack of it that I've hoarded/stashed is impressive.  In my defense, this is my second finished quilt using it, I have a third in the quilting stage, and a fourth one planned.  But who's kidding who - that's only going to make a dent in it. Oh, well.  Time to plan more projects!

Anyway, not only is the fabric one of my favorites, but the recipient is one of my favorite people too.  Meet Anne.  She's our youngest daughter, born at the end of August.
The combination of Ruby and our new baby was a match made in heaven, I think.  But I am a little biased.
Anyway, I wanted to keep things simple to show off the amazing fabric and because I was finishing this in my last few weeks of pregnancy.  I literally finished sewing on the binding two nights before she was born.  Enter the lovely hourglass block.  Again, a match made in heaven.
 I kept the quilting simple as well - just straight lines 1/4" on either side of the diagonal seam lines.  Enough to keep it all together, but not so much that it overwhelmed the gorgeous fabric or made it overly stiff.
Who doesn't love a good stripey binding?
 And a simple backing in the pink large floral.  Perfect for a little girl.
 All in all, this quilt makes me so happy.  Hopefully Anne will love it too!
Now go check out all the other lovely quilts over at Bloggers' Quilt Festival and at Amanda Jean's, and thanks for stopping by!

AmysCreativeSide

13 comments:

Collette said...

oh Anne is just adorable and I love how she is demonstrating just how a baby quilt should be used! lovely colours and blocks and the backing is yummy! stripey binding is always pleasing isn't it?? x

Barbara said...

What a sweet quilt! Anne looks pretty comfortable there.

Charlotte said...

see, posting a picture of the quilt with an adorable baby on it is cheating ;-) Enjoy the festival!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

adorable quilt and baby!!!

Mary said...

So cute! Glad you got this one done in time. She will love to hear you tell the story. It's perfect for a quilter's Daughter.

DanaK ~ WaterPenny said...

So pretty and I love the scale of those blocks. They are just right!

CitricSugar said...

Simple and sweet. Just lovely!

Uniquely Yours Creations said...

Beautiful Quilt and beautiful baby!!
Congratulations!

Becca said...

What a sweet quilt and a sweet baby!

SarahZ said...

This is everything a baby quilt should be! And such a sweet baby :) "Ruby Anne";)

Kathy@KayakQuilting said...

I love Ruby too! Your quilt and model are adorable!

Rachel said...

I love this fabric line too

Robin said...

Simple and happy! And you gotta love a happy quilt with a beautiful baby laying on top of it-- truly a perfect combination. :)