Sunday, May 19, 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Love Baby Quilt

This quilt has taken me forever to finish, but I am glad I got it done in time for the Spring Blogger's Quilt Festival!

Love front

I call this quilt the Love Baby Quilt because, obviously, it is made from a handful of Amy Butler's "Love" fat quarters.  Creative, I know :)

I started this quilt back in October 2012, following Elizabeth Dackson's Sliced Coins Quilt-Along with the intention of gifting it to a new baby girl who was due that December.  The quilt top came together quickly and easily...everything from choosing the fabrics, the cutting and piecing...things were going along swimmingly!  Then I attempted to quilt it and that is where all the trouble began.

Love side

I fought my machine on this quilt for months.  For some reason, when I started the quilting on this quilt, my machine decided it was allergic to free-motion quilting.  So I gave up and shoved this quilt in my closet where it languished for a few months before I finally decided to pull it out again and give it a go.

But after crossing my fingers, and much unpicking and swearing, I finally conquered the Curse of the FMQ!  The sigh of relief I heaved when I stitched the last quilting stitch on this little baby was probably heard round the world...or at least heard throughout the Northern Virginia area :)

However, by the time I got the binding on, I found myself very attached to this little quilt, probably because of all the struggle I put into it.  So much so that I have considered keeping it for myself.  (Besides the fact that it seems almost embarrassing giving a baby gift now that the baby is almost six months old!)

So, we will see where this little quilt ends up.  But as for now, I just love looking at it.  I love the colors. I love the patterns.  I love that it is finally finished. To me, it is just a beautiful little thing.  

Love back

  • Quilt Measurements - 47x51
  • Quilted by…ME!
  • (Photos taken before washing.)

Also linking up here: Fabric Tuesday @ Quilt Story


  1. What a gorgeous use of Love! Beautiful work.

  2. I like this one very much. The back is so harmonious with the continuation of the aqua. I know what you mean about your machine throwing a fit about FMQ. It happens! Very nice quilt, and I wouldn't blame you for keeping it!

  3. Love your LOVE quilt! Love your aqua baking, too!!!!!

  4. Dropped by from Quilt Story and I've fallen in love with you quilt too. I love that you backed it with the aqua fabric, I so expected it to be white and it's way better and more interesting in aqua. Not at all surprised you're hanging on to it! :)

  5. This quilt is so lovely! The aqua on the back with the row of coins is just perfect.

    -Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  6. What a lovely quilt, well done for finishing it - you'd never know the struggle you had with the FMQ - it's turned out beautifully :)

  7. I'm glad you WON your battle. the quilt is really pretty and I can see why you'd want to keep it.

  8. Well done on keeping going! It was definitely worth it and the quilt is beautiful!

  9. I'm so glad you brought it out of the closet and finished quilting it! The colors are calming and peaceful and your quilting looks lovely. Thank you for sharing this.



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