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Friday, October 26, 2012

Time for the Blogger's Quilt Festival!

Amy's Creative Side

It's time again for the Blogger's Quilt Festival over at Amy's Creative Side! :) I am excited for two reasons.  First, because I can't wait to go and take a look at all the creativity, and second, this is the first time that I have something ready to enter.

I blogged about it earlier in the week, as a WIP, and now it is a Friday Finish and just in time for the festival.

"Fresh Baby"



Size: 37x37 in.
Quilting: Diagonal lines, done at home, by myself. 
Category: Baby Quilts, Quilt Photography
Techniques Used: Raw edge applique of letters and farm animals using zig-zag stitch; Satin blanket binding ruffle edge sewn in using envelope style quilting.





Fabric is Farm Fresh by Riley Blake fat quarter set found at my local Tuesday Morning discount shop.  Seven FQ's for $7! Can you believe that?  I purchased the coordinating gingham for border and dots for backing online, also Farm Fresh. Started sewing charm squares together with no particular plan in mind, and this is where it went. The satin ruffled edge was an afterthought.. I had planned to bind it in red dots.  

Upper right corner has some vintage red ric-rac given to me by my MIL (given to her by her mom, or grandmother). I like how the ruffle plays off of the ric-rac.


And if you're a regular reader, you've probably noticed or heard me say a million times that I LOVE polka dots..


.. In the end, I'm really happy about the ruffle and how the red satin pops against the back. It was definitely something I've never tried before and it wasn't easy but I'm glad I stuck it out.


If this is your first visit to my blog, welcome!  I hope you'll have a look around, and come back again.  I love to make new blog friends! :)


Thank you Amy for hosting! And thanks to whoever stops by to take a peek. Enjoy the festival.. I can't wait to check out all of the links. :)



October Finishes

34 comments...:

shez said...

Kelli i love this baby quilt its gorgeous,well done.xx

So cute Kelli. Love all the special touches - the ric rac, ruffle and those cute little animals. Can imagine hours and hours playing "What noise does a ... make?" :)

Very cute quilt! The red sets it off perfectly!

Snoodles said...

Woot! Great finish, Kelli! It's just beautiful!

beautiful little quilt! And the ric rac adds a special touch!

Carla said...

A lovely quilt. I like the blocks extended into the border : )

Thanks for blogging about the Quilt Festival: I never heard of it before!! And I entered with a baby quilt too.... Yours is really lovely!!!
Greetings from Germany! Regina

Love the appliqué of the farm animals - what a great touch!

Cute quilt.

The ruffle really add to the quilt. Good job!

Always loved that fabric line... great quilt!

so many fun things about this quilt--and ruffle and the ricrac. REALLY cute!

LynCC said...

This is so sweet! Love that satin ruffle around the edge and the farm animals across the top there. Nice job!

Oh this is lovely -I love that ruffle. Thanks for sharing.

Gayle said...

Love the baby quilt Kelli, the ruffle and the farm animals, so cute. Gorgeous work.

Diane Wild said...

Very cute baby quilt. Beautifully done.

Janet said...

Lovely quilt! The red satin is gorgeous.

Karen said...

Great quilt. Love the applique animals and the great colours.

KatieQ said...

The ruffle really makes it special. Great use of the rick rack too. I really love this quilt.

Kelli, this quilt is just fabulous!! I love the design, the ric rac in the corner, and that wonderful ruffle binding!!! Awesome!! Whoop whoop!!

Your Fresh Baby quilt is so sweet and adorable! I absolutely love the ruffled border and the appliqued farm animals. You've really made a special quilt for a special little somebody :*)

Shay said...

Oh my goodness. That quilt is GORGEOUS!

Love that gingham and the ruffle. What a fantastic way to finish a quilt!

M-R said...

What a great quilt! The ruffle adds a fun and whimsical touch. Congrats on a great finish and thanks for linking up to TGIFF!

Lyanna L. said...

What a great quilt - I love the ruffle on it, I don't know if I would've thought of that! =)

Claire said...

That is a beautiful baby quilt Kelli.

Dolly said...

Yep, I'm a first time visitor......thanks for the welcome.

This is a sweet little quilt, and I like the ruffle. I've done a couple on small quilts, but never tried satin. I really like that !

Stop by and see my quilt too if you catch a free couple of minutes, won't you. Have fun browsing around. I hope you win something !

(And, wow, 7 quarters for $7.oo ! ! ! )

MimiQuilts said...

Great quilt, I especially like the ruffle and the little farm animals in the top border!

Pretty. The gingham and applique really make it great fun.

KellyS said...

This is so adorable! I love the ruffle border! The baby will love to finger the satin, I know mine does! She needs her little satin and minky blanket/bear to fall asleep with. :)

Derrith said...

Kelli: This is the sweetest quilt. I really love everything about it!

Seriously sweet baby quilt. I am always impressed with people who can make satin binding look so great!!!

Eileen said...

Sweet! Love the ruffles. And your little appliqued animals are so cute. Darling quilt. Nice job. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

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