Around the end of March, Michele at Quilts From My Crayon Box held a Follower Giveaway and I was the lucky winner of three half yards of the Petal Pusher collection from Windham Fabrics! As soon as the package arrived, I immediately pulled some solid white from my stash and found a great white and lime green print for a backing.
I immediately got to cutting and sewing and had this little baby quilt done in no time. I love the spring-time colors and the fresh feel of this little quilt.
Of course as I was taking the final pictures of the quilt, I noticed I messed up the block placement.
...and not only did I mess up the block placement but I seem to have even sewn up the reverse block to those I needed.
So to take my own advice, my story is this design was what I had planned to do all along!
(Yes, I have this sign proudly displayed in my home!)
Well, at least the back is pretty! Maybe no one will notice the front.
I quilted it with some simple ribboning. I always hear new quilters say, "I can only stipple". Well, if you can stipple, you can ribbon.
First, stipple an area of your quilt.
Don't get it too tightly quilted - you need to have lots of room to ribbon back.
Now if you think of each stipple as a "bucket", you quilt back through the top of each bucket always aiming for the center bottom. Then just echo your quilting into the next "bucket".
You want to do the same thing even through the shallow "buckets". Try it on paper and you will see just how easy it is.
Thanks Michele for the fun fabrics! This quilt was a great distraction from all the older, boring projects I have been making myself finish up.
Happy Spring Everyone!
Linking up with My Quilt Infatuation, Crazy Mom Quilts, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, TGIFF, Richard and Tanya Quilts, Pretty Bobbins, Fort Worth Fabric Studio and Sew Can She.