Oooo I think I may be a tad nervous! I've decided to jump right in and enter one of my first quilts, for the first time, into Amy's Blogger's Quilt Festival.
There's nothing brain smackingly ingenious about the how's and why's of this quilt but it has led the way in terms of my quilt making!
Some of you may recognise the pattern as the Vintage I-Spy designed by Amy Smart of Diary of a Quilter fame! Amy's was one of the first quilting blogs I came across a little over a year ago when my fabric & sewing obsession was in its infancy! I purchased a quilt kit from Amy that had the fabric to make the quilt top and binding as well as the pattern in pdf form and there it all sat in my stash for months! Seriously.
Just a couple of weeks before Christmas 2010 I decided that I really needed to stop procastinating and actually make some of the quilts I'd purchased the fabric for. So with a little help from my talented friend Katy of I'm A Ginger Monkey & Fat Quarterly fame I made this lovely lap quilt for my nephew. Here's the quilt being basted with Katy's cat trying it out for size!
The quilt is around 42" x 42" and was backed in a fun hippo print from Ikea:
The quilt wasn't completed in time for a Christmas gift but when my nephew received it just a couple of weeks later he loved it! My SIL informs me it is used everyday which is great isn't it?
So the making of this quilt taught me lots technically in terms of quilting but most importantly it has given me the confidence (I'm now on my 3rd quilt) to dig into my stash and make all the quilts I bought the fabric for but didn't dare cut into!
To link up your quilt and to check out the other quilt entries simply click on the button:
Here's to a lifetime of making quilts!