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.
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!