Saturday, May 19, 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival Spring 2012

Welcome!  Thanks for stopping by.

Amy's Creative Side

 This is a quilt I finished last year but kept forgetting to post about.  Well, I didn't forget, I just was busy as my sweet baby girl took all my time.  Anyway, I made this quilt for another friend who had a baby.  This little baby girl happened after a miscarriage, molar pregnancy, and lots of chemo treatments, so I figured she deserved something special. Her parents waited for her for so long!
 The pattern is "Big Dots" from Bill Kerr and Weeks Ringle's Quilts Made Modern.  It introduced me to a new technique for applique, which involves freezer paper.  I had never tried it before so it was nice to try something new. I think that the edges look really nice.

I quilted it myself on my home machine.

I was definitely hesitant at first about the turquoise for the background, thinking it might be too bright.  I ended up really liking it.  This is a great project for fat quarters that you've been hoarding for a long time--the dots really allow you to show off those prints.
Enjoy the rest of the festival!