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Lottie’s Birthday Quilt – Blogger’s Quilt Festival

I saved this quilt to post for the Blogger’s Quilt Festival. I finally finished Lottie’s birthday quilt, just in time for her party two weeks ago.

She loves it. I wanted to make her something bright and fun for her new bedroom, and I loved the fabrics from It’s a Hoot by MoMo. I thought they would look great in the Marmalade pattern by Thimble Blossoms, a.k.a. Camille Roskelley, a.k.a. one of the nicest people I met at Quilt Market this week.

I kept going back and forth on whether to send it out to be professionally quilted, or do it myself. I kept trying to figure out just the right quilting pattern to let the months of work I did on cutting out those petals show.  I finally decided to quilt it myself with straight lines. I did two lines on all of the diagonal seams, and one on the horizontal and vertical seams. I like how it turned out.

I chose to use the giant focal print for the back, with smaller prints on each side. I just love how fun this little forest of trees and owls is.

So, after all of the work cutting those petals, and all the math I worked out in my head, I did forget to add in my borders for the overall quilt size. So, instead of a full sized quilt, it turned out to be a queen. But Lottie loves it. Sure, my tiny three-year-old drowns in it, but it’s definitely got room for her to grow into it!

Head over to Amy’s blog to see all the other great quilts in this Spring’s Festival.

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20 Thoughts on “Lottie’s Birthday Quilt – Blogger’s Quilt Festival

  1. Hi Colleen – just seen your quilt at Amy’s Quilt Festival – I love how you used the Momo fabric! I have a jelly roll of this range but haven’t been brave enough to cut it up and use it yet, I just like looking at it :o) You’re right, it does work really well with this pattern – what a fantastic job you did!

  2. Such a great quilt! I love the back as much as the front! Hope you had fun at Quilt Market! But then again, how could anybody not have fun there!?

  3. What a lovely quilt. And for the quilting you are right, sometimes less is more. I love handquilting.

  4. What a lovely quilt! I love the It’s a Hoot line, and your quilt made great use of them. It’s such a beautiful pattern and great color scheme. Congratulations.

  5. Wow, it’s gorgeous. It looks complicated. I have just started quilting but I would love to try something like that.

  6. it’s beautiful Colleen! I love this pattern, and it looks so pretty in this fabric. ♥

  7. This is a fantastic quilt! Thanks for sharing it in the festival.

  8. i love it!! the fabrics and pattern work really well together.

    it was so fun meeting you on saturday! :)

  9. wow, what a fun quilt! I love those petals. Great fabrics too, so pretty.

  10. I love it, very pretty pattern and very pretty quilt!

  11. Penny G on May 17, 2011 at 7:31 pm said:

    Love the quilt – especially all the beautiful flowers.

  12. That’s perfectly okay! She will have a bigger bed one day! I love it. That fabric on the back is gorgeous.

  13. OH!! That is beautiful! I love the fabric you chose, what a beautiful combination!

    It was so lovely to meet you. :-)

  14. Your quilt looks wonderful. It is a great pattern and the fabrics are lovely.

  15. What a beautiful quilt! Love it!

  16. What a gorgeous quilt!!! Beautiful!!!

  17. This is so stunning and beautiful.

  18. I didn’t get as far as your post in the Festival….looked at about 150 blogs. So I’m happy to see it here now. This is a gorgeous quilt and such an intriguing pattern. Yeah for you for quilting it yourself!

  19. Absolutely darling quilt. Wonderful colors and design and fabrics. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

  20. Pingback: Featuring Colleen — A Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Quilter! | Amy's Creative Side

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