Welcome to the Blogger’s Quilt Festival: the Helix Quilt edition. A big thank you to Amy from Amy’s Creative Side for hosting this fun event twice a year.
I love this twin quilt, which I made in exchange for a family photography session from my friend Danelle. I was lucky that Danelle arranged for me to quilt this bad boy on her friend’s long arm, even then, the process reinforced my love of making baby quilts.
I have written more about this quilt here and here and even here, way back in May!
This project was definitely my travelling quilt, and the one I worked on whenever I had a spare minute. I sewed and sewed in my little sewing corner, at DC Modern Quilt Guild Meeting(s), at Go Go Kim’s house, the long arm owner’s house–this one has been around the block!
I’m making a small version just like this for my science loving sister, whenever she decides that she needs a baby quilt!
I quilted pebbles in the white diamonds, a large paisley pattern in the pink and aqua helix, and a loop-de-loop in the surrounding white negative space.
I machine bound the quilt in a lovely pink print that I could have sworn was Tula Pink but was actually this Lila Tueller Santorini print. Hurray for finished quilts and happy friends!
An Instagram shot of the quilt on my daughter’s bed… I used this pattern
and about 30 of my favorite aqua and pink prints, all from my stash. Which is kind of frightening…
Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy all of the other quilts in the Festival!
Blogger’s Quilt Festival Stats
Finished quilt measures : it’s a very generous twin sized
Special techniques used : this is a scrapbuster! Half square triangles and super trimming skills required.
Quilted by : Katie Blakesley (me) on a beautiful borrowed long arm
Best Category :Favorite Bed Quilt, Favorite Scrap Quilt, Favorite 2 Color Quilt