Amy's Creative Side

I am linking up for the Blogger's Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side. I love this virtual display of quilts, there's so much talent. If you're visiting from the festival, welcome and thanks for taking the time to read my blog and quilt story!

My entry is Spinning Stars, a baby quilt I made for a friend using Anna Maria Horner's pattern. I was slightly nervous of the template pieces but was lucky enough to have a friend make me some acrylic templates, which made the process easier, although I still spent a long time cutting.

The fabric was a bundle my friend had bought long before she was pregnant but had never used, it was clearly meant to be. She gave it to me and I chose the backing and binding fabric to coordinate. I kept that a secret and she didn't know what pattern I was using either so the quilt was still somewhat of a surprise!

This is the first (and so far only) quilt I've completely hand quilted and I loved every second of doing it. I used Anchor Pearl Cotton, which really helped highlight the shapes of the pattern.

It now happily lives with the loveliest family and has been rolled around on by the most adorable baby boy.

A lot of love went into making this quilt.

Blogger’s Quilt Festival Stats
Finished quilt measures : 36" x 54"
Special techniques used: Tremendous willpower in gifting the quilt when I really wanted to keep it  
Quilted by : Hand-quilted by me
Best Category : Baby Quilt, Hand-quilted quilt