Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A repost of one of my favorite quilts

I made this crooked blue quilt for my daughter Ava a few years ago. I was drawn to the color and patterns because the brown simply made the blue pop. I had seen a similar quilt pattern on Amanda Jean's Crazy Mom Quilts blog and knew these fabrics would do nicely for the pattern and I think it turned out well. I learned a lot making this quilt. For example the quilting on it took forever. I quilted around each individual square which meant a lot of pulling and tugging under the machine. It took me a long time to finish the quilt because it was overwhelming for a fairly new quilter. I also realized once it was done that it was really not wide enough to be a true full sized bed quilt. All of the negative aside I loved it and so does Ava. The frayed edges softened up and she loves to snuggle under it. I love that the colors are dark and yet it has a brightness to it. I'm sure it will be one I remember forever.

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  1. Those fabrics and colors are fabulous! I love the design and the contrasts too - beautiful!

  2. Con colori contrastanti รจ venuta una bellissima trapunta
    Ciao Domenica

  3. Isn't it nice how you learn with each new project? I like this pattern and your colors are wonderful!

  4. You picked alot of great fabrics for this quilt and I love blue! Great work and so glad your daughter enjoys it! That's the most important reason to make a quilt!

  5. I think your quilt has come up really well. I love the colours and agree that the blue lifts and brightens it. Great choice of design for the fabrics.
    Great quilt!

  6. Thanks for sharing your blog. I love yourcolor choices. Nice work!