Saturday, October 10, 2009

Blogger's Quilt Festival


For Amy's Blogger's Quilt Festival, I thought I would share the quilt I made for my cousin's baby. This is the quilt that made me discover the online quilting world and inspired me to be a part of it. The first Blogger's quilt festival came along just as I was starting this quilt and it was a great first impression of this awesome online community. There are tons of great quilts this fall, so click the logo above to see all the other amazing entries.

Rocket Quilt for Little B


Me, my cousin and her little boy

When my cousin, Andrea, and her husband, Adam found out they were pregnant, I was thrilled for them. Andrea and I are just about the same age and when we were younger spent time together with another one our cousins who was about the same age. We called our selves "The Three Little Fishies" since we had bonded over making fools of ourselves singing that song at a family reunion.

Rocket Quilt for Little B

I knew I wanted to do something special for her and thought a baby quilt would be perfect. I had no idea what I was going to do and a friend of mine suggested looking around on flickr. I had no idea how amazing it was going to be! There were so many amazing quilters with modern styles that I fell in love with! I found tons of fabrics in online shops that I had never seen and that was so much more in tune with my taste than most things I had seen.

Rocket Quilt for Little B - label

So even though I made this little quilt, for Andrea and Adam's "Little B", it has turned into a great gift for me and my sanity. I've always loved making things and working with fabric but I got myself completely stuck in a box. As soon as I looked online, I realized that quilting and sewing is something that I can do in my own young and modern way and have it be a great creative outlet. I've tried so many different techniques in the last 6 months and I can't wait to keep trying new things!


Isn't Brady just the cutest? This is him at 4 weeks.

If you want more of the details about this quilt, click here for the original post.

32 comments:

  1. Awesome quilt with a fantastic choice of colours/fabrics!
    I love D9P's they are so effective when you ahve the right colour combinations!

    The pic of you and your cousin (and little Brady of course) is just lovely :)

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  2. I love this quilt! The rocket fabric is amazing, and I really like all of the colours you incorporated. Keep up the great work!

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  3. I LOVE this quilt! It looks like it is getting some use :)

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  4. I just love your quilt. It is perfect for a little boy. The colors are fantastic for a baby. I love that you quilted circles in red. I have also been so inspired by the modern quilters I have found on blogs and on flickr. It really has turned my quilting world upside down.

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  5. Nice bright colours--perfect for a special baby!

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  6. Lots of fun fabrics. I love the border fabric.

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  7. That's an eye-popping and cheerful design bound to be dragged around as a "lovey" for many years. Disappearing 9patch is such a quick and satisfying technique and yours turned out great. Thanks for sharing your quilt story.

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  8. Being from the Rocket City, of course I love your quilt! What a sweet story, too! Brady will really have something to treasure for many years!

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  9. That quilt is fabulous! I love the circle quilting!

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  10. What a darling baby. He is sure to love the colorful quilt that you made for him!

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  11. What a wonderful gift for baby! And yes, he is super cute! Love the bright, colorful quilt.

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  12. that is the most wonderful quilt for a little boy! he's a cutie too!

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  13. That is uber adorable. Iknow what you mean about finding things more to your own taste. I'm 25, been quilting since 18, and I still don't feel comfortable in the LQS, both because of the selection and the fact I get the evil eye whenever I go in

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  14. this quilt is so so cute...the first time i went and looked at quilts online i had my mind blown!!! i am so glad you got hooked and share with the rest of us in bloggy land now.

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  15. This quilt is adorable and so is he!

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  16. Wow! I would have never guessed that you are a new quilter! Your work is so lovely. And this quilt is awesome! Thanks for sharing its story. :)

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  17. I just love the bright colors, perfect for a baby quilt!

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  18. Oh, Kris, I love this story...what a great welcome to the world of quilting, too!

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  19. What a special gift for your cousin and her "little B". The gears on the fabric are a fun motif and the signature is sO creative. :-) Thanks for sharing this wonderful quilt. ~ Sarah

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  20. Sute a nice quilt for such a cute baby. I am sure he will love it forever.

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  21. Brady LOVES his quilt - he plays on it every day and loves the bright colors! It's such a special gift!

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  22. A beautiful happy quilt! Great colours and fabrics! I especially like the border fabric : )

    Arabella

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  23. Yea for robot quilts! I love those sprockets. You did a great job with the quilting--the circles look really cool. Most importantly, sweet Little B is going to cherish this!

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  24. Love the colors and fabrics in this quilt!

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  25. I've said it before, I just love that sprockets fabric.

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  26. You are launched ! What a wonderful quilt for Brady........and yes, he's adorable,.......and so is his quilt.

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  27. Precious baby and sweet quilt! Thanks for sharing.

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  28. That is such a fab quilt. I'm totally with you about the blogging community. Until I started looking online and reading blogs, I had no idea how modern quilting could be - it's been a revelation!

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  29. I love this fabric! So boyish, isn't it? And I love the pattern. You did a great job. And yes, Little B is a cute little fellow! He would fit in well at my house....we have 3 little B's!

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  30. Love this! I love the colors and I love the quilted circles! Nice job.... lucky baby!

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