Friday, May 28, 2010

Quilt Festival

Yes, its the last day to enter.


I wasn't planning on entering because I really have only finished two quilts completely (other than my two charity quilts). The rest of my quilts are finished tops, or awaiting bindings. I was looking through my pictures on flickr and decided I really love this quilt and wanted to share it!

This quilt is my "Star Bright" quilt and it was made for my 4 year old daughter, Aliya. One day I decided to make a quilt for her and she went to the closet and picked out the fabric she liked (pink...lol) and we headed to the LQS to find coordinates. I also wanted to try some paper piecing, I used Carol Doaks book. My daughter picked out most of the stars and I tried to steer her in the right direction. This is the result!
This is also my first time doing free motion quilting. At first it was horrible. Tension problems, broken needles, and worst of all skipped stitches. This led me to get a new Machine, my BabyLock. I had to tear all the quilting I had done (about half the quilt) and start over. I must say I am pleased with the result.
Finally we backed it with two different flannel prints, to make it warm and cozy, and added a label. Of course since my daughter helped to make her very first quilt she had to add her mark!
So that is my favorite quilt! I love it because it is finally done! It really look me a long time to make. I had soooo many problems come up while making this quilt! BUT I learned so much and got a new sewing machine out of it! YAY!

11 comments:

Luv 2 Kreate said...

I love it too...It is beautiful & CUDDLY (and I should know, because it is at my house awaiting for you and you sweet DD to return)!

Allison said...

I love your color choices! Very cute :)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Very lovely quilt! So bright and cheery!

traceyjay said...

so cute!
I love the story for this quilt. :) And that she had so much involvement. Nice work.

Angie Padilla said...

Well, you should probably have Aliya help you with all your fabric choices because this combination here is lovely. Congratulations on sticking it out and making it work. Beautiful quilt.

Sarah said...

pretty color scheme!

Anne at Film and Thread said...

You and your daughter did a great job! I love the heart with the info stitched in.

Leslie said...

this is beautiful...and looks so intricate! great colors

Rita E said...

Beautiful quilt!

janet said...

That is just lovely, I like the use of the striped fabric in it:)

Eileen said...

this is just an absolutely wonderful little quilt. how marvelous that you and your daughter worked it out together. the colors and fabrics are so vibrant and great. thanks for sharing and the story is so sweet. come visit me if you get a chance

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