Thursday, May 23, 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival - {truly} smitten

Well hello there!  If you are visiting from the Blogger's Quilt Festival hosted by Amy, Welcome to my little space!

My entry into the spring quilt festival, is my {truly} smitten quilt.

I started this one awhile back...sometime last year.  I wanted to make a lap/toddler bed sized quilt for Emma.  The Hunky Dory line (Chez Moi for Moda) was perfect for her quilt.  The pastel pinks, blues, and greens --- so sweet!

After seeing Anna's Smitten quilt during a PMQG event, I fell in love with the pattern (by Rachel Griffith).  The quilt came together so quickly and then I got stuck.  I really wanted to try something different with this quilt --- a different style of free motion quilting.  At the PMQG retreat in November, a few guild members offered some suggestions for quilting and an idea was born.

I stippled in the white space, out-lined the prints with straight line quilting, and added a flower in each square.    I can see the progression of the free motion flowers from ehhhhh to ok, good enough.  What I was going for and what I ended up with were 2 different things but I love the result.

This is one of the "better" flowers!
I backed the quilt with a pink Kona solid and used the same for the binding.

Emma's still in a crib (YAAAY!) so for now we use this quilt to cuddle with on the couch.

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Julie @ Jaybird Quilts said...

LOVE it!! Great pattern choice & fabric choice! I'm sure Emma will treasure it when she moves into a bed.

rachel griffith said...

looks great. :)

Amy said...

It is super cute! Love your fabric choice and your quilting!

CitricSugar said...

It's lovely! Great shot of it on the deck stairs. :-)

Sasha said...

You quilt is beautiful and so is your quilting!!!

Denise in PA said...

Great job, Tricia! I got smitten with "Smitten" after seeing Anna's too - and it's on my to do list! Love it in Hunky Dory!