Blogger's Quilt Festival - Small Quilt Category

 Monday, May 18, 2015

It is that time of year again, the Blogger's Quilt Festival.   This is my very first time ever entering this quilt competition and I am extremely excited to be a part of it.  There are always so many beautiful quilts that get entered and I love to see everyone's hard work and hear the "stories" that go along with them.

This quilt definitely has a special story.  I must say that this quilt was made for a fighter.  My sister was pregnant with her first born daughter and she ended up delivering early due to severe complications with pre-eclampsia.  The baby had quite the up and down road in the NICU for 5 weeks, but she is now home with her mother and doing well.  She will continue to be monitored closely by her doctors over the next year, but like I said this beautiful little girl is definitely a fighter.

Now more details about the quilt.

My sister found this pattern she liked on pinterest, so I drew it out on graph paper because I was unable to purchase a pattern for it.  She chose the same color pallet for the quilt as she had in her wedding and I must say that I just love how all these different fabrics came together and complimented each other perfectly.  I especially love the gray dot background I ended up using.  My sister's favorite fabric was this coral cloud fabric which I used on both the front and the back of the quilt.

I made the quilt out of 48 6.5 inch (unfinished) half square triangles.  The quilt finished at 36 inches by 48 inches.  I chose a wavy quilt pattern, which coincided with one of the fabrics used in the quilt.  I also used this same coral wavy pattern for my binding.

I "borrowed" the quilt back from my niece because I photographed it back in February 2015 when I had finished it.  During that time it was winter, which equals very cold drab weather and not the greatest pictures.  I must say that I love these pictures so much more plus now you are also able to see my adorable little model.  She is definitely a keeper!

Linking up to 2015 - The Blogger's Quilt Festival  hosted by Amy's Creative Side.

Happy Quilting!


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