Sunday, May 18, 2014

A Scrappy Quilt Entry

I hadn't really planned on sharing more than one quilt in the annual Blogger's Quilt Festival, but after seeing all the fun scrappy entries, I decided to include this pinwheel baby quilt I made for a friend a while back.
Since we didn't know if it would be a girl or boy at the time I made the quilt (it was a boy!), I thought bright primary colors would work either way. I was looking for a good scrap buster project at the time, and this seemed like a good opportunity. I used larger scraps for the pinwheels, and smaller pieces for the inner border of prairie points as well as the multi-colored binding.
(close-up of quilt top before it was quilted)

I have used that monkey fabric in so many baby quilts and wish I'd bought more than just two yards! I've seen lots of other monkey prints, but nothing as colorful as this.

I got a little carried away making pinwheel blocks, so I used some of the extra in the diaper bag I made to go with the quilt, along with coordinating fabric pockets on the ends.

My friend loved the gift, and has since asked if I could teach a class so she and her friends can learn how to quilt. I live overseas where quilting is not very common, and I look forward to sharing my love of the art with other women.

Don't forget that you can go and look at all the quilts by category now and starting May 24th you can vote on your favorites. It's going to be really hard to choose because there are so many beautiful quilts! I've been blown away by the creativity and quality of workmanship.


Mari said...

You are so talented! I love the quilt and the bags too!

Jeneta said...

What a bright, happy quilt - I'm not surprised your friend loved it. How exciting that she and her friends would like to learn to quilt!

CitricSugar said...

Very cute!

make.share.give said...

Oh my! So pretty! The prairie points add just the right touch.

belarmina said...

Me gusta!!!!
son divertidos los molinillos
con esos colores

quilted fabric art said...

You can't go wrong with the pin wheel block - perfect for a baby quilt. And that diaper bag – she must love it!

Rachaeldaisy said...

What a fun quilt! It's great to see bright colours for a baby. What a great idea to make a matching diaper bag too. Have fun teaching your friends!

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