May 13, 2011

Spring Quilt Festival 2011

Lollipop Baby Quilt
Welcome fellow bloggers!  I love doing Amy's Quilt Festivals and this time is no exception.  Normally I show off a large quilt but this time I'm going to show something a bit smaller.  This is my modifications to Moda's Lollipop Quilt.
This quilt was a challenge, because while I wanted to keep the concept of the original design, I wanted to make it into a baby quilt instead of a wall hanging. This kit was plenty generous with fabric so I only needed to add a new backing fabric.  The next challenge was the colors.  I don't usually work with fabrics like these, I'm more of a bi-color quilt girl, or even a single color, I like order to my quilts and I tend actually have to work harder to force a scrappy look, vs. if I had just gone with the yardage my fingers couldn't resist.
This quilt was one I made while working on the Freemotion Quilt-a-long, so I had both that quilt and this one going at the same time.  What a rush having my sewing machine tuned just right!  When I feel the fear of how in the world will I quilt this coming on I can just look at my quilting and say, hey there's an option here somewhere.  Do you have an inspiring quilt like that?  Well I'd love to hear about it, so drop me a comment.  I know you're busy hopping the Festival so I'll let you get back to it.  

I love when the binding gives just the right touch!
As always happy Quilting! 


14 comments:

stitchinpenny said...

You know I love and I think you did such a great job with it.

Christina said...

Don't know how I missed it the first time around but I am totally charmed by the butterfly and flowers. The echoes in the center look grand as well. So glad I got to see it!!! Lovely.

Amanda said...

I love it! The quilting looks great too. Very fun quilt!

QuiltSue said...

It turned out just beautifully.

Elaine said...

This is a very cute quilt. Great for a baby.

Rachaeldaisy said...

What a fun quilt! A lovely pattern. I'm impressed by your FMQ!!

West Michigan Quilter said...

Cute quilt. I love applique. You did a great job of enlarging the pattern. You did a good job of quilting it too.

Eileen said...

Love your quilt!! So vibrant and your fmq is luscious. Well done! I'm pretty new to fmq too but sure have fun trying new things with it. Did hearts within hearts for the border on my festival quilt and very happy with it. Did a fmq sew along too and that made a world of difference. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

Sara said...

Stupendous quilting job love the butterfly and flowers:)

Sarcastic Quilter said...

You did a great job with the fmq on such a pretty color palatte.

Hollie said...

Love the quilting you did!

Sandra said...

what a cozy baby quilt. I'm sure the little one will love the flowers and all the polka dots.
Come see my entries: #210 repro cheddar orange stars-minature and #214 antique applique garden delight

Karen said...

It's great to see your quilt. Lovely colours. It's fun playing with FMQ.

Belinda said...

Oh my! I love it! What a sweet, beautiful quilt.