Thursday, May 19, 2011


It's that time again!  The Bloggers' Quilt Festival:: Spring 2011 is in full swing over at Amy's Creative SideIf you don't know what the BQF is you really should go over and check it out.  Just be sure to have a comfy seat so you can enjoy all of the beautiful quilts. 

For those of you that are visiting from the BQF, WELCOME!  I don't have a new quilt to show you this time around (I had good intentions but time ran out on me!).  Instead I am featuring the first quilt I ever made (I even did the simple quilting and hand stitched binding!).

 I made this quilt for my cousin's first baby, Owen.  Being my first quilt, I was very worried about making something that my cousin would like and also use.  I wanted it to be special for them.  I decided to order some of the bedding that she had picked for the nursery, put my seam ripper to good use and cut it up.  I used 2 crib sheets and 1 valance for the squares (big and small).  I was able to find some coordinating fabrics for the sashing, binding and backing at my local quilt store. 

I truly fell in love with this quilt (despite the many imperfections!).  The finished product and especially the process were so rewarding for me.  I was officially hooked.

Even their kitty, Olive, likes it :)
 A big thanks to Amy for hosting the Bloggers' Quilt Festival.  You inspire me everyday (seriously, she does. have you seen her book?).

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you visit again soon.



Siobhan said...

Hi Beth, just saw your quilt and had to say its beautiful. I love the fabric front and back. Very striking :)

Ruth said...

I love your quilt! The red and brown prints and solids are perfect together.

Quiltbenaco said...

I colori sono fantastici, è una bella trapunta!
Quel micetto lì sotto è un furbacchione!

Wendy said...

Beth, what a wonderful quilt! Love that you took the "selected" bedding and ripped it apart to use in your quilt ... genius! Great job!! Beautiful work :)

Sara said...

Your title of your blog makes me smile as I always say that phrase:) Sweet first quilt and the kitty pic is cute;)

stitchinpenny said...

Love the colors. I am always happy to see bold colors for baby quilts.