Here I put a post up this morning already, and totally forgot it is the start of the Online Quilt Festival hosted by Park City Girl! Two posts from me in one day is simply unheard of!
Welcome to the Blogger’s Quilt Festival attendees!
Anyway, so off I went scrounging through my pictures to see what oldie but goodie I haven’t posted yet, and this is my entry to this season’s show:
…And Everything Nice is my baby quilt for Elena. (You know, Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice is what little girls are made of.)
I have made *many* a baby quilt for many a child, but making one for my own child had me stumped. I really love the one I made for a goddaughter (haven’t had a chance to share yet — pre-digital camera age for me), but I very well couldn’t just repeat a quilt when it was for my very own daughter! She needed something original!
At Houston’s Quilt Festival just a few months after she was born I found Cynthia Tomasewski’s pattern Tiny Bubbles and finally had my inspiration. I paired it with this great candy line of fabric (from Lakehouse I believe), and I finally had something sweet for my sweet little girl.
You’ll notice I did change up the border from the pattern. I wanted something much simpler. And thank goodness for design boards — look at some of the others we tried out and rejected – ACK!:
One of my favorite parts of the quilt is the back. Or, specifically, the labels:
“…And Everything Nice; A Quilt for Elena Rivers; Presented on Her 1st Birthday 08.24.06; Pieced by MOMMY (full name); Quilted by GRAMMY (full name); And also from DADDY(full name); All with LOVE”
And I also LOVE the circular custom quilting done by my Mom, which you can see pretty well on this picture from when we gave the quilt to Elena on her first birthday (Thanks Mom! and Eek! Bed Head!):
Thanks to everyone for looking! I had so much fun participating in the last Online Quilt Festival and am happy to join again. Last time I had *just* started my blog and couldn’t figure out how to respond to comments – I’ve got that down now so will try to do better this time around! (Although I am going out of town some next week for Houston’s International Quilt Festival.)
And feel free of course to explore — you can go directly to previous quilts I’ve made on the left sidebar.
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