Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Bloggers Quilt Festival 2016 [Sunrise Quilt]

I couldn't decide which quilt to enter in the Bloggers Quilt Festival this time round, so luckily we can enter two. You can read all about my Pixelated Heart Quilt here, but the second quilt I'm entering is Jessica's quilt:



Our second daughter, Jessica, was born in April this year, and I was determined she would have a quilt when she arrived. She kept us waiting - I was 12 days overdue when she finally make an appearance, but she came home to her very own quilt.



The idea for this came from a quilt by Lee from Freshly Pieced, but as I live in the EU (for now, at least) I was unable to purchase the pattern at the time, and so drafted my own paper piecing template. I'd been inspired by the colours of a sunrise for months, and it seemed appropriate for a baby quilt so I put the two together and came up with this.


Apart from the background fabric, all of the fabrics were straight from my stash and there are a few fabrics which appear not only in this quilt, but also in the quilt I made when our eldest daughter, Mia, was born. I like that connection between two very different quilts for our girls.



I knew from the minute I started working on this quilt that I wanted to quilt it with a spiral. And the backing is a butterfly print from Heather Ross (I think). You can read more about the quilt in my original finish post here.

The finished quilt measures 33" x 39" so this fits into the Small quilt category at the festival.

8 comments:

Zenia Rene said...

Congrats on your finish and your precious baby girl. A very special thing she was able to come home to this wonderful gift from mom.

Margaret said...

It's beautiful and so is the baby girl. You worked hard for both of these!

Little Black Cat Quilting said...

Absolutely gorgeous quilt and baby girl! :)

Lin said...

It's lovely Jennie - good luck with your entries. xx

Teje Karjalainen said...

This is gorgeus quilt, Jennie! I love the colours and the pattern is beautiful! x Teje

Kris said...

So pretty.

Lena Pugacheva said...

That's a beautiful design and great color wash effect, so suitable for your little sun!

Silvia LGD (Little Green Doll) said...

Beautiful quilt!!