The quilt i chose for quilt festival is one of my older quilts...pretty close to being the first one that i made. I found this easy pattern on the internet many years ago and loved it for being simple and easy for a then beginner. Today was not the greatest day for pictures...it was rainy and dark pretty much all day.
Even then i knew my limitations. I had a really simple basic sewing machine that would not machine quilt anything well...i found that out the hard way. So back then all i knew to do was hand quilting. I would draw out my pattern free hand with chalk or a wash away fabric marking pen, and then quilt away. For this I did a simple flower and some swirls to fill in any gaps.
I made this for Avery when she was little(way before blogging)...and it lived on her bed for a long time. But at some point in all the moving it got folded and stored away in the linen closet with all the other blankets. It is worn and soft and i still am in love with the colors and fabrics. This was the first set of fabrics that i chose because i fell in love...that was the beginning of a fabric obsession that does not quit!
Another really close up of the corner repair i did...i am so excited to go and see what everyone else is sharing. I am going to have to pace myself over the next few days so that i can really take it all in. Go check it out here...and share something you have made!!!