Friday, 28 October 2011

Bloggers Quilt Festival Fall 2011

Amy at Amy's Creative Side is hosting the bloggers quilt festival - and being a very newbie quilt blogger I thought I'd get involved in my first one :) - its so inspiring to see all the fabulous quilts being created around the world!

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This isn't a new quilt, but it IS a recent one (last month I think...) and it is my favorite I've made so far. I'm a big fan of making baby quilts and this one is no exception. My inspiration for this one was Alissa's great Spark's baby quilt tutorial (found here).

Fabric: Magenta Bird Tree by Saffron Craig
Size: 40 1/2" x 54"

I'm not usually a fan of pink, but I love the combination of pink, green and purple in this quilt. I am also a HUGE fan of Saffron Craig's fabrics and I thought they lent themselves perfectly to this style of quilt. I was a bit dubious about using black in a baby quilt, but I love the effect it has bordering the squares.

I quilted it along the black sashing in black thread, and then hand-stitched around each of the centre squares.


Thanks for checking out my small space in quilty-bloggy land!

happy stitching,
Jess

52 comments:

Sandra said...

What a striking, graphic quilt -- sure to catch baby's eye. Great colors and nice mix of hand and machine quilting.
Come see me, entry 28 miniature reproduction quilt and 30 antique star quilt

Toni said...

Oh, I love it! I think the black sashing is super and looks wonderful next to the bright colors. Love the fabrics, too!

Elizabeth D. said...

Oh, wow, gorgeous!! I love Saffron's work, and I think you did a fabulous job really highlighting her prints!

MooseStash Quilting said...

My favorite colors!! Brings a smile to my face!

notes of sincerity said...

Wow! What a stunning quilt.
Love your hand stitches!
Have a nice day. :o)
Sincerely, Trish

Karen said...

Your quilt looks so good. The colours are vibrant and the fabrics are great in this design. Beautiful work.

Lonci said...

I love the colours, congratulations:)

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Love your colors and design! The black makes it pop!

Mitzi said...

Love the way you highlighted all the prints. Gorgeous!

fallingforpieces said...

Very striking! Simple, modern, and beautiful!

Editfolt said...

I love purple colors.

Michelle said...

Great color choices, I like the fussy cut center squares, nice pattern for a child's quilt.

ladybugquilting said...

Love, Love, Love!

Bree said...

O.M.G. This quilt is dragging me in - I adore the color combination and striking design! Superbly done!

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

Mmmm...great colors! Really beautiful!

Milly said...

What a lovely bright quilt. Welcome to the world of quilting.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Lovely quilt - the simplicity lets the fabric make the quilt sing. Thank you for sharing with us.

Kit Lang said...

Love these pretty colours and the very contemporary simplicty of the design. Beautiful!

Rachel said...

This is great! The colours are so nice and bright and I love the BIG block design.

Eileen said...

That's a wonderful and vibrant quilt. Think the black looks great. Lucky baby! Thanks for sharing and have a great day

Anonymous said...

love the quilt! who doesnt love pink & purple??

Margaret
www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

Lisa at Sun Naturals said...

So fresh and modern! I love this color combo!

Pat said...

One of my favorite color combinations. Great quilt!

laura said...

what a gorgeous baby quilt! lucky baby

Janice said...

Wow, this is stunning! I love the color combination. So perfect for a baby, yet not babyish. It's drool-worthy!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

Oh yes, the fabrics play nice together and the quilt makes a perfect baby quilt.

Ruth Anne Olson said...

This quilt is stunnng!

Julie said...

Great mix of colors and design. Well done!

Kathy said...

Beautifully, simple. It is a fun and modern quilt for a baby girl. She'll be able to use it a long time.

Rachel said...

Wow! I love the color combo in this quilt! So striking!

Jean said...

Totally digging the purple and yellow-greens in this quilt. Great modern take. I like modern!

BaileyGirl5 said...

The color combinations are totally fun! Perfect quilt for a sweet little girl.

Caroline @ Artfully Caroline said...

Fantastic colors ! Absolutely love it

BunkHouseQuilts said...

Awesome~! I love the colors. Good choice in the black too.

Shannon said...

I love these fabrics as well. The solids you chose really showcase the patterns. Such a cool modern quilt!

maria said...

Such a fun quilt. The fabrics are great, I've not seen them before.

Lyanna L. said...

What a great quilt -- love the colors and i think the black really adds to the effect. Also love the hand stitching - such a nice touch.

I'm glad i found your blog today - such a source of inspiration! =)

Robin said...

What a unique and beautiful baby quilt! The colors are awesome. I love the hand quilting in there too-- beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing. :)

Sandra Kaye said...

Great color choice!!! I love the square blocks!! Hugs

Carissa said...

Oh that is too kewl! Love it :-)

Peg said...

Fabulous colors - love it!

Andrea said...

I really like the combination of colors

Maureen T. said...

Fabulous fabrics, colors and quilt!!

Staci said...

I just love this quilt. It is one of my very favorite in the festival. I love the color combination and the simplicity of the pattern, which shows off the fabulous fabric so well. Thanks for participating in the festival.

Jess said...

@Toni

Thanks so much!

Jess said...

@Elizabeth D.
Thank you - I'm a bit obsessed with Saffron's work ;)

Jess said...

@MooseStash Quilting
Thanks - it is a pretty happy quilt :)

felicity said...

You can't go wrong with purple and green! Love this one!!

snippetsandyarns said...

The color combo - including the black - makes for a very striking quilt! Whatever little one receives this will surely love it :-)

~ meagan

Debbie said...

A great baby quilt...I love that you went way outside the box of the usual baby quilt.

Kay Lynne said...

What a great baby gift! The colors are sure to catch the eye :)

Kay
http://kayzquiltz.blogspot.com/

Martha said...

Bright, beautiful colors...great quilt...thanks for sharing.