Sunday, October 11, 2009

Quilt Festival

Amy at Park City Girl is hosting an Online Quilt Festival.  I had a hard time deciding which quilt to post about.  I decided on this one.




It was made using Plain Spoken pattern from Modern Quilt Workshop.  I made it for my friend, Sarah, for her first baby boy.  The colors correspond to how she decorated the nursery.  When I first started sewing, Sarah and I would talk about quilting and would occasionally sew together.  Once I learned that she was pregnant, it only seemed appropriate to make her a quilt.




I really enjoyed making this one.  It was one of the first quilts I finished-  the third if I remember correctly.  Looking back, it definitely had it's quirks.  The binding was a bit funky and it was my first attempt at free motion quilting.  But I still really liked it in the end.



Sarah's baby, Owen, was born 5 weeks early.  In fact, he was born the Wednesday BEFORE the baby shower.  I was actually running behind making the quilt and didn't think I'd have the binding on before the shower.  I had contemplated giving it to her unfinished and then finishing it before he was born.  Needless to say, THAT didn't happen.  I had to really rush finishing it up.  But in the end, it worked out perfectly because I was able to place a label with all of Owen's stats on it.



Sarah loved the quilt and she just celebrated the first birthday of her healthy little boy!  Perfect! :)

23 comments:

SewCalGal said...

Absolutely beautiful quilt. Thanks for participating in the Blogger's Quilt Festival.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Thearica said...

tion quilting looks great!

Zonnah said...

I love the color combination :)

Marianne said...

Gorgeous, love the colors!

Joyzelle said...

Love the colors, love the free motion quilting, love the sharing. Great quilt!!!

Quilts on Bastings said...

What a beautiful quilt - I love quilts with solid fabrics, your colours are divine and your quilting is terrific.

Rebekah said...

This is so pretty! I love the calm colors in this and the way you pieced the back is striking

Carol said...

Very elegant and soothing.

Allie said...

Beautiful quilt! I love the colors you used. What a great gift for your friend.

Digital Art Photography for Dummies said...

Those quilts are gorgeous. I tried making one and never finished.

--Matt Bamberg, author, http://www.amazon.com/Quick-Secrets-Create-Winning-Photographs/dp/1598639021

urbancrunch said...

1st time free motion quilting?! I don't believe you ;) It looks great!
-Jaclyn

...dotty... said...

Great story, and that is the perfect application for our sewing/quilting skills !
Very nicely done !

NiCoLe said...

I love your quilt. The colours are so calming and the solids just speak for themselves. Great job.

Aimee said...

You have inspired me to do this pattern. I LOVE the quilting. Beautiful!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Great quilt and great story. Thanks for sharing.

QuiltSue said...

Lucky friend, and lucky baby. That's a fantastic quilt.

Leslie said...

this is really beautiful

jacquie said...

beautiful nichole! i love the colors, the quilting...simply beautiful.

Rene' said...

Beautiful. Love the colors and the simplicity of the pattern. Thanks for sharing.

Sara said...

I really love this one! And I can't tell you how many baby quilts I have given at showers unfinished! They haven't cared yet :)

Karen said...

Gorgeous quilt! I love the colours and your quilting.

Diane said...

This is beautiful. I keep seeing this patern and want to make one myself!

Natalia said...

Beautiful! I love your color choices!