9.10.09

Blogger's Quilt Festival

I've decided to get over my shyness and join the Blogger's Quilt Festival hosted by parkcitygirl.blogspot.com. This is the quilt I've chosen to share:

Dresden Plate baby quilt

I wish I had a better picture of the entire quilt, if given the chance I'd reshoot with my new camera, but the quilt is long gone... gifted to my niece's 2nd baby.

Dresden Plate Baby Quilt

This is the first quilt I made after purchasing my Babylock at the Int'l Quilt Festival in Longbeach last summer (08). I came home from the show energized and inspired to sew! I had met Elinor Burns at the show when I purchased the Babylock, already owned her book "Egg Money Quilts" and had a sizable stash of depression-era prints calling out to me. It seemed apropos that I make something from her book. I opened the book and my eye went immediately to the Dresden Plate block. I knew I wanted to make something bright and in primary colors. I also had my eye on this cheerful fabric at Beverly's for the backing. It coordinated so well with with the fabric in the Plates.

Baby quilt

Surprisingly, I did not find it tremendously difficult to piece and assemble. I followed Burns' instructions which are very clear and use many time-saving techniques such as chain piecing.

The devil made me do it


The Plates are attached to the background fabric by machine using non-filoment thread and my machine's blind hem stitch. I chose silk variegated thread to stitch free-motion with the machine a swirl in the centers of the red circles and free-motioned (no marking) large swirls in the background.

Baby quilt

I chose from my machine's various embroidery stitches to create the label:

Baby quilt label

35 comments:

bearpaw said...

This is gorgeous! I love your spiral quilting and bright, cheerful colours.

Zonnah said...

Oh my, I LOVE it!

Terri Stegmiller said...

Very pretty. I like how it is quilted.

Pokey said...

This has such a charming feel to it. I love your swirl quilt lines, and the circle quilting in the center reds. The red circles are a great choice, too. And when I saw the backing, ohh! I love it!
:-}

paulette said...

I LOVE this quilt....it's my favourite so far!! Well done! The colours are divine!
Paulette

RosaMarĂ­a said...

fantastic quilt!!! i love your dresden plate! great job!

Letterpress said...

Bravo to you for being brave enough to post this year. I was also at Long Beach '08 and like you, came away inspired and rearing to go.

Very cute quilt, cute story and cute model.

--ELIZABETH E, #115

CBear said...

OH MY! It's great! I need to get this book now! wonderful... just wonderful, so bright and creative!

Claudia said...

Love the quilt with those colors. Also great name.

Cathy said...

This is beautiful Claudia, I love the colours and your freemotion quilting is wonderful xo

Cara said...

It is so HAPPY! I love the colours, so perfect for a child.

Lonci said...

Beautiful:)

Lynn said...

Thanks for stopping by Grammy's Quilting.

I love the Dresden Plates. Your colors are wonderful.

Heather said...

No need to be shy. . . this is so pretty!

ChickieChirps said...

This is lovely! I love the spiral quilting in the flowers! Really cool!

Arabella

Kelli said...

I love the bright colors against the white! So, so pretty!

W. Latane Barton said...

A cheerful quilt. It is very pretty.

Marie said...

It is so beautiful and so fresh. Great Job

Rene' said...

What a gorgeous quilt!! I love your quilting pattern. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B. said...

Beautiful quilt! So bright and cheerful.

hetty said...

Oh so pretty! Whenever I see a Dresden Plate quilt it reminds me that I want to make one. You have inspired me!

Rebekah said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the dresden plates and the fabric that you chose for the blocks is so cute! Wonderful job!

Diva Quilts said...

Lovely quilt and love the background fabric! :)

barbara said...

Nothing to be shy about, this is a lovely colorful quilt. Good job!!

Leslie said...

this is such a precious little quilt. it is going to be a treasure for a long time. she is one lucky little girl. i love the fabrics and the quilting is so great

stitchinpenny said...

What a beautifully done quilt!@

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Beautiful Dresden Plate quilt. I love your cheerful fabrics. Lovely workmanship.

Aimee said...

I have just recently fallen in love with Dresden plates! I love them and they are so versatile. This quilt is one of my favorites so far!!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Absolutely beautiful! What a great quilt. And I love Eleanor Burns. I cut my quilting teeth on her method (Log Cabin back in 1984). Great job.

Michelle said...

I love your Desden plates and the beautiful fabric for the backing. What an incredible quilt.

Rose Marie said...

..... and what a beauty this is! I love how you quilted this quit.

Lesly (aka Shadrach Meshach and Abednego) said...

Gosh, that quilt makes me smile! I love it, the colours are so festive! (Thank you for your comment on my entry to the quilt festival!)

Janice said...

i LOVE the way the back goes with the front perfectly and the quilting is so much fun!

sewpam63 said...

What an AWESOME quilt!!! I LOVE the BRIGHT FUN colors!!! It is SEW cheerful and full of whimsy! GREAT job!!! Really. The quilting is especially appealing. Wow! : )

Tam @ 1/4 of an inch said...

What an amazingly beautiful quilt. I love your colour choices...well done! Tam xo