Hello and welcome again to ‘Blogger’s Quilt Festival’ and thank you for stopping in our corner, mine and Nero’s! Our first entry is ‘Fantasy Forest’ and the second entry is ‘Kids Game’ – easy and fun quilt for babies and children!
This quilt started from an idea to make a fun and easy quilt pattern. For some reason I had in my mind cutting squares diagonally. So I started to look nice fabrics for this project and found charm pack with ‘Summersault’ by Erin Mc Morris. I loved these fabrics from the first sight!
I chose my favourite pieces and kept them whole squares and then some of the rest I just cut in half. Each piece has white pair. Then just making rows and sewing rows together, the quilt top was cuickly finished!
This time I happened to have a perfect colour vintage sheet, so I took the stripy parts from the sheet and added white in the middle. I didn’t want solid binding and I was scared to use so busy fabric like this with rainbow stripes. But I have learnt my lesson and if something feels good, it’s betterto go that way. I love the stripy binding! It reminds me of something from children’s bricks.
Often I have a name before the quilt – this was ‘Kids Game’ from the moment I was looking the charm pack and imagined the bright squares and rectangulars.
Quilting is made by hand as usually. I stitched straight lines, 2 on each row, using Cotton Perle no 8 in many colours.
The truth is that I feel sad that I didn’t start patchwork and quilting many years earlier and that was one reason to make this quilt. I wanted to make something joyful and fun but so easy that everyone could make it even for the first quilt. Hopefully I can encourage You to start or continue quilting and to quilt (stitch) by hand!
This time Hanna was helping me with photos.
Name: ‘Kids Game’
Size: 48″ x 36″
Fabrics: ‘Summersault’ by Erin Mc Morris
Techniques: machine pieced, hand quilted
Category: Baby Quilts
I want to thank Amy for organizing this quilt festival! This is very important event for all the quilters and especially for us who can’t join the live quilt festivals. If you haven’t visited the ‘BLOGGER’S QUILT FESTIVAL’ yet, I hope you have a moment to see beautiful and unique quilts from all around the world. There are many categories, so roll down the page till the second page.
Something little from the beach! Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comments! Sunny wishes and have a wonderful week!
2013 spring – ‘Happy Days’
2013 spring – ‘Baby Stars’
2012 autumn – ‘Butterflies’
2012 spring – ‘My Dream Quilt’
2011 autumn – ‘Orange Stones’
2011 spring – ‘Nero’s Garden’