I'm sure my quilty friends have seen this already but Amy at Park City Girl has organized a fantastic online quilt festival. I think this is such a wonderful idea and I'm really excited to be able to join in on the fun.
My faithful readers will recognize this quilt:
I made it for a co-worker who had a baby girl, the first girl born to his family in five generations! It was quite a shock to everyone!
I wanted something bright, busy and not classically "girly". It's no secret that I pretty much worship Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts. When I saw this quilt, I knew I'd found my inspiration! I started out with pinks and greens but I felt it was missing something. I have no idea why I thought orange was the answer but for some reason, it just was:
I feel that this is when I became a real quilter. It was my first non-practice attempt at free-motion quilting and sewing binding by hand. I worked long and hard on those log cabins and felt confident throughout the entire process. I was very proud to give this as a gift, something that I hadn't felt when I gave a couple of quilts as gifts the year before.
It finished at 40"x56" which I thought would be a good size for a few years at least. I didn't want her to outgrow it right away. Her family loved it and I hope she likes it once she's old enough to know what she likes.
If you're interested, definitely check out the rest of the quilt festival...there are already so many beautiful quilts on "exhibit". Thank you Amy and thanks to everyone who stopped by to check out my entry.