Friday, May 21, 2010

Caitlin's baby quilt!

This is my entry in Amy's Bloggers Quilt festival for 2010. It was made for my 2nd daughter Caitlin. I designed the simple layout myself and chose the fabrics before she was born.  The fabrics have lots of animals and insects on them and Caitlin has grown up ( she is now 10 years) to love all animals and quite happily lets insects crawl all over her. It's a bright and happy quilt which suits Caitlin's personality as well.

The hearts are machine appliqued with a small blanket stitch then hand quilted with echo lines. I hand quilted uppercase letters down the sides of the border.


Along the top and bottom of the border are hand quilted numbers. The outer border is made up of leftover pieces from the nine patch blocks.
You can visit more Quilt Festival quilts over here. Thank you Amy for organising this festival and giving us the opportunity to showcase our special quilts.

48 comments:

Leslie said...

this is wonderful...it still looks amazing after so many years. the colors are terrific, love your hand quilting. it makes it so nice and cozy

bearpaw said...

A lovely, cheerful quilt and I love your hand quilting - especially the numbers around the edge!

Rafael's Mum said...

What a beautiful quilt Catherine! I love the way you have quilted the numbers in the border as well as the outline quilting. All in all lovely bright and happy! Can't believe you designed it yourself!!

Anne at Film and Thread said...

The hearts put together like that look like 4-leaf clovers! Love the quilting on it!

Kriza said...

great quilt! I made a cross stitch sampler for my son while I was carrying him, with animals - and he loves animals, insects, all sorts of living things, and I was just thinking this morning that the reason for this is because of his xstitch picture. and now you are saying the same of your daughter - how funny!
Kristina
www.priscillacraft.blogspot.com

sunt said...

An I Spy with a difference! I specially love the hearts and your beautiful hand quilting--such tiny stitches! beautiful! :-)

A Garden of Threads said...

A stunning quilt, the hand quilting is wonderful. Have a wonderful weekend.

BaileyGirl5 said...

How special! I love everything about this quilt. Especially the love and thoughtfulness you put into it. Your daughter will always treasure it.

Kristen said...

This is beautiful. I love the detailed hand quilting!

Carol said...

Caitlin is a lucky girl. The quilt is gorgeous

Katie B. said...

Love the numbers and letters on the border! Great idea.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Very sweet. Love the bright and cheery colors.

Stephanie said...

That is so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Stephanie
blackcoffeequilts.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

Beautiful! The jewel tone colors against the white is stunning. Wonderful hand-quilting too. This quilt makes me feel happy.

Cynthia said...

I love the bright fabrics! And what cute quilting too!

Zonnah said...

Beautiful!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

great use of kid prints! they always stump me! lovely!

Michele said...

what a sweet quilt for a little girl! how bright it is! i am a huge fan of handquilted quilts. so pretty!

kwiltmakr said...

It is so bright and just the type of fabric for a baby quilt, the do so love bright things. Very cute.

Laurel H. said...

What a bright and cheerful quilt! I just made it a fave over in flickr. :)

Allie said...

Love it - very cheerful - the quilting is wonderful too!

Karen said...

Lovely baby quilt Catherine. Such thoughful touches you added. Makes it even more special.

georgie said...

Hi Catherine,
I hope you and your family are all well.I love the quilt you chose to share with us for the festival,it's gorgeous I like the idea's of the letters around the edge's.
happy stitching.
Georgie xx

shout4joy said...

what happy colors in a happy quilt! Thanks for sharing it :)

quiltmom said...

Terrific quilt Catherine- I love the rich colors and fun fabrics you chose- Your hand quilting is beautiful too.
I am sure that you are having a lovely time visiting the different quilters and their blogs- it is such fun to see all the beautiful work.
Regards,
Anna

wishes, true and kind said...

What a fun quilt! Love the gorgeous colors with the white.

Kim said...

The quilt is adorable.

Stephanie said...

Very nice! I love the overall cheery feel of the quilt!

Lonci said...

What lovely colors,congratulations:)

karenfae said...

I love the colors you chose for this quilt
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Marie said...

Very cute quilt, Congratulations

Deborah said...

This is a lovely happy quilt! Thanks for sharing!

SheilaC said...

I love the colors!! And your quilting is amazing :)

SheilaC

Amy - Park City Girl said...

such a fun and happy quilt! Your girl is blessed to have you and it :) Thanks for sharing!

Oddbjørg said...

A bright and lovely quilt!

janet said...

Such a pretty, colorful quilt, you should be proud of your work:)

QuiltSue said...

That's a lovely and a happy quilt.

Rose said...

I like this one--a lot! I love the way you hand quilted it.

View my entry HERE.

Ariane said...

It is just gorgeous. I love the hand quilting. It just adds so much to the quilt. Thanks for sharing it.

stitchinpenny said...

Caitlin was a lucky babt to have such a great quilt

Candied Fabrics said...

This is lovely - I especially love the quilting in the white sashing!

Jo said...

wow what a gorgeous quilt. I love the way you have quilted the letters etc. along the sides, what a novel idea. GREAT

Dallas Designing-Diva said...

Beautiful colors. Love the hearts.
Randi

http://DivaBuzz.Designing-Diva.com

SewCalGal said...

Brilliant quilt. Lovely design, fabrics, colors and quilting. You did a fantastic job.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

Love the quilted numbers!

Angie said...

The prints on the fabric are beautiful. The hearts are pretty and the quilting is super too!!

www.craftedangles.com

Jessica said...

Your hand quilting is gorgeous!

Sandra said...

What a terrific kid's quilt with all the fun novelty prints but the crowning glory is the hand quilted numbers and letters -great touch for a kid's quilt and well done.
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