Thursday, May 16, 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival

This is my first time participating in the Blogger's Quilt Festival. I'm entering the baby quilt I finished in April, Eli's 2D Zoo. which is only the fifth quilt I've ever made, and the first I seriously FMQed.  I think that's my favorite part about it.  It's definitely not the best FMQing in the world, but I really like how the design works with the quilt, and I saw marked improvement in my stitches as I worked.  I also embroidered a label with the baby's name a birth date - my first time labeling a quilt and embroidering.  Ha, there are a lot of first in this quilt, though I guess that's bound to be the case when you're still new to the trade, if you will.  Anyway, I hope you like it!



Quilting close-up

Label close-up

Quilt Stats:

Quilt Name:  Eli's 2D Zoo (I'm bad with quilt names...)
Quilt Size:  43" x 43"
Pattern:  Improvised by me, inspired by this quilt
Fabrics used:  Riley Blake Small Chevron; Robert Kaufman Spot On Tiny Dot and Small Dot; Oliver + S Roundabout Dots; Joel Dewberry Modern Meadow Herringbone; Violet Craft Madrona Road Haystack;  Kona Bone and Navy; Bella Platinum
Binding:  Violet Craft Madrona Road Broken Herringbone in blue
Backing:  Design by me, same fabrics as above
Quilting:  All over meandering square FMQ done by me on my home machine


  1. Do I ever like this! I have to learn how to do the square meander quilting... it looks so great on this quilt.

  2. Your quilt looks great. Lovely to see you enjoying your FMQ. Hope you do lots more.

  3. I am loving your quilt. and the back is delish. Your quilting is great. I bet you had a fun time making this.

  4. I have got to learn how to FMQ (or get over my fear!). The quilting matches so well with your top and back. Really lovely!