I'm so happy to be entering a quilt into the Blogger's Quilt Festival that Amy so graciously organizes twice a year during Quilt Market.
Last fall was my first time participating in the Festival and I entered one of my favorite quilts ever, not to mention the all the inspiration I found from so many other bloggers who entered their own beautiful creations.
For the Love Quilts generously sent me the pattern for her Shelby quilt and I knew then that if my friend Sarah had a baby girl she would be getting this quilt.
I was excited to try this pattern as I haven't done much applique and it's always fun to try new things, right? Thankfully this is raw-edge applique so I was able to get this together fairly quickly. Making this quilt was also my first time using basting spray, though I only used it to apply the applique, not in the actual basting. That can may say odorless, but I didn't think I needed to be sniffing those fumes too much longer!
The front of the quilt is Kona Snow with various yellow, orange, fuchsia, and plum prints. I am really digging this color palette right now for baby girls, so expect to see more of it as I make things for our little one due to arrive soon (less than 3 months!). I quilted around each "peel" and also along the grid between them which seems like the right amount to give the quilt some body but still keep it a little snuggley. Hopefully Isabelle agrees!