Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Bloggers' Quilt Festival

I'm so excited to be a part of the Bloggers' Quilt Festival! It's fun to see so many wonderful, creative quilts. Welcome to those of you who are visiting my blog from the Quilt Festival!


For those of you who already read my blog, you've seen this quilt before. I just finished up this baby quilt for my sister's friend. My sister called me a few months ago with great news that her friend was pregnant. I was not only excited for her friend, but also for myself. "Yes! I can make her a baby quilt!" I shrieked into the phone. Thankfully, that's what my sister had in mind, too. See, I'd already made quilts for my family members and was looking for my next victim. And honestly, I was hoping someone I knew would get pregnant soon so I could make a slightly smaller quilt.


I was thrilled to be able to pick out adorable, "I-want-a-baby-now" fabric. It was fun to shop around. When I found Alexander Henry's 2-D Zoo print, both my sister and I were sold on the spot.

I learned a lot of different things about quilting while working on this project which I've detailed in my post about this quilt. But I also learned a few things about myself like, if something stresses me out (arr, Perle 5), put it down and wait until the morning. My morning ideas are always much better than my after-10:00 p.m., tired and frustrated ideas. Those ideas tend to make big, ugly messes.

I also learned that sometimes simple is better. I love the simplicity of the front. I usually want to do too much and need to learn how to edit my creativity (this is where my husband often comes to the rescue). I think this was a good example of simplicity working really well. I need to remember that.


And finally, I realize that having a boy wouldn't be too bad. I always hoped for a girl because they have so many cute little things. But this boy quilt is pretty dang irresistible. Maybe it wouldn't be so bad after all.

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16 comments:

  1. I too, love the simplicity of this quilt. Love the fabrics, beautiful quilt. I'm sure it will be cherished by the little one.

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  2. Very cool and clean. I have three boys and one girl- there are so many adorable boy things now. All the best.

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  3. It is a beautiful quilt, good job.

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  4. as a mom of three boys and a girl - i still want another girl!!! boys stuff is cute and all, but ruffles and pink is so much sweeter! :) great job on the quilt, that fabric is one of my faves!

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  5. I love this quilt. It reminds me a little of an afghan. I love the quilting on it. Perfect!

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  6. I love the colors you picked and the zig zag design is super fun!

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  7. I adore zig zag quilts and yours is wonderful.

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  8. Hi, I love the simplicity in quilts and this just looks perfect. The colors' choice is also great. Really, Really good job :).

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  9. I love zig zag quilts, and I love 2D zoo! great job.

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  10. It is amazing. I love the colours you have chosen.

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  11. Your quilt is my favorite colors. I love it.

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  12. I love a good zig-zag! The pieced back is a fun surprise as well.

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  13. How exciting to participate in this quilting blog hop. I took a look at some of the others--they were incredible. I've never seen quilts like these. Great job, Caylan.

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  14. I love this quilt, colors and all. It's exactly what I'm looking for to redo my boys bedroom. Did you write the pattern yourself or find it somewhere?

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