Sunday, May 20, 2012

Baby Isabelle's Quilt

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.

Amy's Creative Side

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.

I made this quilt for another high school friend who recently had her first baby, an adorable little girl named Isabelle. A few weeks ago my sweet friend Lu of 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!

I love the design that the quilting made on the back. I used ivory thread for the top and hot pink in the bobbin and was pleased that I was able to find a thread in my stash that matched the back so well.

For the backing I just used a Denyse Schmidt print with some Kona Pomegranate to bring it up to size, then bound it with Kona Berry. The finished size of this quilt is approximately 40" by 50", perfect for a little tummy time!

43 comments:

  1. I love it! Great entry into the Festival x

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  2. This is a BEAUTIFUL quilt, love the colors~

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  3. Your quilt is absolutely lovely. Gorgeous colours.

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  4. Perfectly gorgeous! A traditional pattern made modern.

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  5. What a great quilt for a baby girl. Feminine without being sentimental. I can see why you want to make another.

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  6. Good idea to use the basting spray to hold the applique shapes.

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  7. Just love your quilt ! Just beautiful !

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  8. This really is a fun pattern - nicely done, Toni!

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  9. What a sweet little quilt! Nice work. I popped over to the pattern shop where you got this one, and she has some really neat patterns!

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  10. Beautiful quilt, I sure both Mom and baby love it.

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  11. Toni that is beautiful! What a stunning color palette! Your friends are oh so lucky to receive one of your quilts :-)

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  12. gorgeous quilt ! - the color choices are stunning, perfect for a little girl :)

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  13. Really pretty - thanks for the heads-up on the spray-baste!

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  14. It`s perfect Toni - feels so summery and fresh and perfect for a baby!

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  15. Love the orange peels!

    Check out my blog if you can...

    Margaret Gunn
    www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

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  16. I'm considering applique for my next quilt (just a little intimidated though!), so this was really neat to see for me! It's absolutely stunning! I love the design/pattern. The colors on the back are really nice. :)

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  17. beautiful! The colours are perfect for a baby girl.

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  18. Woohoo! Love this quilt, Toni! I haven't done any applique, but this looks amazing and maybe something I should try!

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  19. This quilt is so pretty - great festival entry!

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  20. This is beautiful! I love the colors and the applique design together so much. :) It's so light and cheerful!

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  21. beautiful work, I love the design

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  22. Wow what a beautiful quilt. Your attempt at applique is wonderful.

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  23. It's such a lovely quilt. I loved it when I first saw it and still do :)

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  24. Oooh, it looks fab, love the pattern and the colours

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  25. I love this pattern and have yet to do one. Yours is lovely

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  26. That is such a lovely quilt. Way to go.

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  27. So pretty! I'm adding orange peels to my quilting bucket list!

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  28. So beautiful! I love the color palette you chose.

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  29. This is a lovely quilt made with a great color palette. i also really like Roger's quilt on your blog. I was raised in Indiana and lived there till I graduated from Purdue. haven't lived there since but miss all the great sweet corn every summer. Hope you'll check out my blog too.

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  30. What a wonderful quilt:)))

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  31. This quilt is gorgeous!! I love the pattern and colours!!

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  32. I really love this quilt! It's so fresh and bright, it's the perfect baby quilt! I'm sure your Isabelle will love it!

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  33. Love the colors. I make a lot of raw edge quilts. Will definitely be adding this to my list. Plus I pinned it so I won't forget it. Awesome job! So pretty!

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  34. Love your quilt. I need to add a raw edge applique quilt to my very long list of quilts I would like to make.

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  35. Beautiful! I'm making a scrappy orange peel right now, only hand appliquing the peelings as my tv project

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  36. It's great. I love this pattern. It's on my list of quilts to make. :) Thanks for sharing it.

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  37. This is a lovely quilt! I have been wanting to make one.

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  38. So pretty! Love the pattern and your color choices!

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  39. this is awesome, Toni! I always love your use and placement of color!

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  40. That's so pretty! I love your color scheme and your quilting looks fantastic! I bet my orange peels would have gotten all wonky. :D

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  41. I found your blog a few days back during the Online quilt fest...I do like your quilt here.

    But just wanted to say hi, specially when I read your profile...I know you are lots younger than me cause my babies are 32 and 30. Anyway, I live north of Terre Haute in Clinton....and I grew up in Tennessee in the Cumberland Gap area. So just saying hi basically.

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