Monday, May 21, 2012

Bloggers' Quilt Festival

Wow, I can't believe I am doing this.  I am going to enter my latest quilt into the Bloggers' Quilt Festival.
I have had so many people recently ask if I sell quilts (I don't think they are that good).  But, wow, what a compliment!  I have only just begun sewing.  Made only three quilts.  And two dresses.  I guess maybe someday I could sell them, but for now I just love making them for family and friends.  I haven't really made any for family yet though.  Not even one for my house.  There is one in the works though.  And more that are in the design stage in my head.  Hehe

So, which of my three quilts will I enter.  Haha.  Actually, it is an easy decision.  My last quilt.  And what perfect timing, I need to post about it finished.  Here it is.

This is a baby quilt for my son's teacher.  When we found out she was expecting, I asked him if he wanted to give her something for the baby.  Of course he said yes.  She is the most amazing teacher.  She is understanding, caring and one of a kind.  My first thought was a quilt, and again he immediately said 'Yes'.  We found out her decor for the nursery was polka dots, mostly pastel greens and pinks.  Searched different fabrics and my son picked this bundle.  It is perfect.  He also choose the pattern and the layout. 

And he chose this flannel for the backing.  He loves frogs...

I followed this tutorial. So easy...and we love how it turned out. I think Holly sewed more lines but I left it up to my son. He liked it this way, so I stopped. I like it too. I think gives a water effect on the back, with the frogs. 

That yellow wall is much prettier in person.  I promise.

 I hadn't given a thought to the binding until it came time to do it.  Ugh...what do I do.  I found some strips of the fabric fat quarters that I had left over...thank goodness.  Cut them and thought I had enough.  But I was wrong.  So I used a piece of the frog flannel.  Wasn't sure how combining the two types of fabric with work out.  But it ending up being fine.

I think what amazes me the most about this quilt is how long it took.  Not counting cutting the fabric (cuz I don't remember how long that was, not long obviously) I did this quilt in 5 days!  I never thought I could do that.

He is so proud of it.  And my other two love it to.  And so am I.

And that is one of my favorite photos!

We gave her the quilt on her last day. (We didn't realize it at the time) Phew!
And it made her day.  And ours, to see her so happy with it.  She said it was perfect.  It matched her room beautifully.  She even said she wanted to carry it around with her all day.  Another teacher saw her with it and asked if another teacher made it for her.  My son's teacher replied "No, you will never guess who made this for me."  She then proceeded to take it out and unfold it to show it off.  Hearing this story made me feel even better than I already did about giving her the quilt.

Thank you, Mrs. Stanhope!  We love you!


  1. That's lovely! I love how involved your son was in the process!

  2. I love it when children are involved in the process. Lovely thought with a lovely result!

  3. First off the quilt is beautiful! I love soft and cuddly happy quilts like this one. But the story behind it is even more beautiful!!

  4. The quilt is just adorable! I love the colors. The picture of the kids with the quilt is too cute. :)

  5. Bellissimi i colori!
    I bimbi ancora di più!