Oh my goodness...I just won a contest (my first!) through JayBird Quilts sponsored by Above All Fabric and now people are coming to my quilting blog and I don't have much to show yet! I started this blog a few days before going on vacation and in the frenzy of packing and obsessively cleaning, I didn't get a chance to post about the other 2 quilts that I have finished. Anyway, I am excited about the beautiful new fabric coming my way...more quilts to come!
But here's more about the second quilt I finished...
This quilt was for one of my best friend's daughter who was born in June. I used a tutorial from the Moda Bakeshop called Welcome Spring. The fabric is Verna by Kate Spain for Moda and is one of my favorite fabric lines from Moda right now. Some day I have plans to make myself something with it, but there are some more friends having babies coming up. And I need to start planning for Christmas presents now if I want to get some of the ideas out of my head and onto the sewing machine before December 25th.
The quilt was very easy to make although it definitely didn't turn out square in the end. Something about sewing long strips of fabric together is still a little difficult for me. I thought using a jelly roll ie precut fabric would help keep things straight and even, but I probably need to work on the accuracy of my seams.
This is my favorite quilt so far...you know, of the two I've made. Actually there's a third that was finished around the same time this was so there are 3 to compare. I loved using the crisp white fabric along with the beautiful colors from Verna. The backing fabric was a green paisley from the same line.