Monday, 20 May 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival: Freya's Quilt

This is my second entry into the Blogger's Quilt Festival. You can find Paul's Rainbow Skittle Quilt here!

Spring Blogger's Quilt Festival -
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Freya was born to friends of ours last January. But I didn't start making her quilt till this time last year. I waited to find the perfect pattern, which arrived, after much internet surfing, in the form of I'm A Ginger Monkey's Fat Quarterly tutorial on Sew Mama Sew for the 'Fit for a Princess!' picnic quilt. Then I fell in love with the Apple of My Eye collection by The Quilted Fish.

I sewed the top over last Summer, falling in love with how the pressed seams looked on the back of each block!

The quilting didn't happen until I moved home to Ireland last August. I chose a bright pink thread and to not stitch in the ditch (cos on your second ever quilt, why not be completely crazy!?!). I loved how the quilting turned out, outlining some centres and crossing through others.

Even though the sewing took me a long time on the top. The pattern is really easy and goes together beautifully. I fell in love with this quilt completely while I made it, and the idea of giving it away seemed totally nuts the closer it got to finished!

I bought a jelly roll of the Apple of My Eye collection and cut it up into 10" sections to make the binding. I love scrappy binding now, and need to use it more in my quilts.

Just washed!

I made Freya a little embroidered label for the back, trying to get the letters large and clear and colourful! I added my initials and a strawberry, which is my little added signature emblem thing.

This was the first quilt I got to deliver in person. It was lovely and I've since been told that Freya sleeps under the quilt each night, which feels amazing! I think it's the best part of quilting (which seems mental what with all the pretty colours and fabrics and designs and satisfaction of just making use-able items!). One more picture, cos I can't resist!

Quilt Measurements: 45" x 45"
Special Techniques: Diagonal quilting (special for me, that is!)
Quilted By: Me!
Fabric Used: Apple of My Eye collection by The Quilted Fish for Riley Blake, yardage and a jelly roll, IKEA sheet for backing, embroidery thread, and Warm and Natural batting.

Entered into the Baby Quilts Category.

Thank you so much for coming to visit my blog and quilt!!


  1. Very cute! A quilt loved by a child is a special one. :-)

  2. What a bright and cheerful baby quilt. Thanks for sharing.

  3. It's very darling! and I love scrappy binding too. It is such a wonderful feeling when a quilt you've made is loved! I have two little ones that I've made quilts for and they love them and both have requested a second one please! so fun!

  4. That is so the colours and design.

  5. What a fun quilt. I'm sure it'll be loved for a long time.

  6. Lucky little Freya! This is a beautiful quilt :)

  7. What a wonderful baby quilt! I bet it is very well used and loved! Scrappy bindings are fun. Your post reminded me of that -- I need to use scrappy bindings more often!

  8. What a lovely baby quilt with happy colors :)

  9. I totally understand falling in love with a quilt you plan to give away. I did this on the first quilt I made, also a baby quilt. It turned out beautifully.

  10. I've really enjoyed reading about this beautiful quilt!!

  11. This is a wonderful quilt! I love the feeling of making a quilt especially for someone, as I think of them constantly through the whole there a way to easily make double of everything? I wish!!!! That's what our cameras are for, I reckon :)

  12. joli quilt gai et lumineux ,félicitations

  13. Beautiful quilt. The colors are perfect for a little girl. I love knowing when a little one especially loves a quilt I made them, too. The scrappy binding is perfect for it.

  14. Beautiful quilt. Love the colors


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