Friday, May 17, 2013

Bloggers Quilt Festival - Bed Quilt Entry

This is a quilt you've seen before if you're a regular reader, but it's one of my favorites and so here it is again, being entered in the Bed Quilt Category of the Spring 2013 Bloggers Quilt Festival hosted by Amy's Creative Side.  This quilt is #13 in the Bed Quilt Category.
This toddler/small twin bed quilt was made for my youngest granddaughter last year, when I decided to make bed-size quilts for each of our six grandchildren.  I had purchased the flower fairy panel before she was born, after my son mentioned in passing that if the baby was a girl she would be needing a fairy quilt!

I participated in SewCalGal's FMQ Challenge last year and this quilt provided an opportunity to practice quilting many of the techniques and motifs learned, especially the Diane Gaudynski-style echoed feathers all around the borders.  I had a blast quilting the central panel with all sorts of meandering leaves and flowers, more feathers in the fairy wings, and the scalloped name quilted in the sky section.  The quilt is machine pieced and was quilted on my vintage 1942 Singer 15-91 machine, using Aurifil 50 wt. thread in top and bobbin for the majority of the quilt, and YLI silk 100 for the leaves in the smaller fairy panels.

Quilt Stats:
     Pattern generally follows one issued with Michael Miller's Flower Fairy and Fairy Frost line
     Finished Size is approximately 58 x 75 inches
     Quilt completed 2012

Linking up in the Bed Quilt Category at the Bloggers Quilt Festival.  I hope you'll join the fun and enter your favorite quilts (two entries are allowed this time), and then visit each of the other fabulous entries in this and all of the categories and nominate and vote for your favorites!


  1. What a treasure for your granddaughter!

  2. Almost missed this. It is so pretty and your quilting makes it shine! Such a fabulous treasure and story for your granddaughter.

  3. The quilting is so lovely and really sets off the fairy panels. Beautiful job and another "proof" that one can machine quilt on such machines!!! Hugs, Doreen

  4. This is so special. I just love it. A perfect quilt for your granddaughter.

  5. This is such a sweet quilt!! Beautiful fairies and wonderful quilting!! I bet your granddaughter loves it!!!

  6. Love the fairy quilt you made... perfect for a precious granddaughter.

  7. It's lovely. So great to see all the different quilts in the festival.

  8. Pretty! You quilted the heck out of that quilt-- it looks amazing and I bet it is super snuggly as well.

  9. You did such a lovely job on this quilt! The FMQ is really, really nice! And I love her name stitched into it - she will treasure this forever :*)


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