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.