Animal Friends Festival Quilt
This is my first foray into the Blogger’s Quilt Festival! It has been going on for five years at Amy’s Creative Side but I just found out about it on bekahdu handmade, where Bekah posted her beautiful art quilt entry.
This is my entry in the Baby Quilt category.
I have written about this quilt before, here and there, but here is a summary.
My method is to quilt-as-I-go, for the whole quilt at a time. I start by placing one small panel, in this case the blue penguin fabric, in the middle of the crib-size batting and backing.
I place a sashing strip face down on one edge of that panel. I stitch it in place, flip the strip open, and top stitch it down. I repeat this process on all four sides, just making one giant log cabin block. I repeat this process until I’ve reached the edge.
Sometimes I use strips of plain fabric, but other times I use a strip made of scrap blocks.
After I have worked out to the edges of the batting, I go back and add more machine quilting. On this one I was experimenting with different patterns in the different blocks. Some were more successful than others!
This quilt will go to a local police department for their fund raiser. It is 41″ x 58″.
I have already seen so many inspiring ideas at the Blogger’s Quilt Festival! I encourage you to go look around there!
It is beautiful and gives me the inspiration to push forward with this ministry of donating a Baby Quilt to different Childcare Centers. It doesn’t have to be a lot of quilts at a time. I pray and ask in Jesus’s Name for the Blessings of scraps of fabrics for this purpose AMEN. Be Blessed, Mtetar
You’re right – every little item can touch someone’s life with a blessing. You do what you can when you can. I hope you get your scraps!
Thanks! Be Blessed, Mtetar
I love this quilt! So colorful and happy. Perfect for any baby to play on or snuggle under.
Thanks! It is more important to me to make something that people will feel comfortable using, rather than something that is so gorgeous they are afraid to use it. And fortunately, that is one goal that is easy to achieve! 🙂
It’s a darling quilt! Love those log cabin blocks…
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