Saturday, May 17, 2014

2014 Blogger's Quilt Festival

It's amazing how time flies. It's time again for the Blogger's Quilt Festival, hosted by Amy's Creative Side, where you can see some amazing quilty artwork. This year I've decided to enter my Brown Bear Quilt into the Small Quilts category.


This quilt is near and dear to my heart and has a story behind it. It was made for my son's preschool teacher, one who specializes in early childhood developmental delays. From the moment I stepped into her classroom on my son's first day I knew I wanted to make a quilt featuring Eric Carle's beloved animals. The classroom was entirely decked out in Brown Bear and Hungry Caterpillar decorations.

 I didn't use a pattern for this and just did a simple layout. For the individual blocks, I did some small stippling around the animals to make them pop.


For the borders, I free motion quilted a scrolling pattern. Since the blue had a metallic sheen to it, marking it became challenging so I got creative and used Press'n Seal and sewed right on top of it. Worked like a charm.

The quilt measures 48" x 68" and uses fabrics by Andover, Timeless Treasure, and Michael Miller.

The schedule of events for the festival are as follows:
  • May 16-23 – Linky’s Open & Nominate for Viewer’s Choice
  • May 24-29 – Vote for favorites in each of the categories
  • May 30/31 – Winners announced

Be sure to check out all of the amazing quilts in each of the 11 categories and I hope you'll consider voting for me when the polls open in a week.

6 comments:

  1. Very cute! That border print is perfect.

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  2. Perfect quilt for kids. I like the quilting around animals. It makes them pop out.

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  3. Beautiful quilt for a special teacher and a special story too. Lifting you up and know he will be ready for kindergarden real soon.

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  4. ah, that's lovely! I bet she was chuffed to receive it.

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  5. So lovely and what a generous heartfelt gift. My Eric Carle loving daughter would love this.

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