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.