Saturday, 16 May 2015

Another entry for the Blogger's Quilt Festival

I make a lot of Baby Quilts and the one I have chosen to enter Amy's Blogger's Quilt Festival is a quilt I completed last October.  Our cousin's daughter was pregnant and I was quite convinced the baby would be a boy, so I made this quilt:

I had previously bought some "Boy" fabrics and used them in this quilt.
The pattern I chose was Fairy Lights by Ruth Buchanan, published in a magazine in 2007.
The selection of fabrics were perfect for this pattern as I wanted to showcase the lovely fabrics: gorgeous elephants, trains, cars and rows of fairy mushrooms.
I loved making the blocks as I always enjoy the process of making HSTs.  When I came to lay out the blocks I discovered that Ruth had used non-directional fabrics whereas mine were directional ones!  No problem - I just added an extra strip of HSTs to the fourth side of each block. More sewing but I had enough fabric and it made the quilt a good size, 42" square, which I think is a useful size for a Baby Quilt.
Here's a close up of those lovely fabrics and the HST borders around the blocks.

The quilt is still with me as my baby prediction was wrong! Helen had a little girl so a very different quilt was gifted.  I still haven't thought of a suitable name for this quilt but I am sure a baby boy will come along and that this quilt will be a perfect gift and the perfect quilt name will come to me.
I would like to enter this quilt in Amy's Festival in the Small Quilt Category.

1 comment:

  1. It's such a sunny, happy quilt. It's great you have a lovely boy quilt ready to be gifted at the drop of a hat.