I am SO excited to enter this quilt in AmysCreativeSide's 2013 Spring Bloggers Quilt Festival :D
My quilt is entered into the baby quilt category #18 HERE (VOTE for me there too ;)
Each year for our local quilt show, The Peteeneet Quilt Show, there is a challenge fabric.
The challenge fabric for this year is a darling print from Emily Herrick's fabric collection, Going Coastal. Specifically, it was the bottle caps print. (Which is my FAVORITE!!)
I used prints from Emily's Going Coastal and Shore Thing collections to make this quilt.
Last year, I turned the bottle caps into 1.5" hexies. ...and set them aside for a bit (like 8 months ;)
I used English paper piecing for my method of hexifying the fabric ;D
My original design for the quilt was totally different from what I ended up with :)
The bangle design was inspired by pictures I saw on Instagram of hexies made from Sarah Fielke's new book Hand Quilted With Love called Bangles.
I have been crushing on English Paper Piecing (epp), so I came up with a paper template that would get me an EPP bangle.
I have become TOTALLY obsessed with EPP.
Deciding how to quilt this sweet baby was really hard.
I finally came to the realization that the quilting would have to be a hybrid,
a little hand quilting and a little machine quilting.
With the nautical theme, the white fabric required small pebble quilting.
The hand pieced English paper pieced bangles and border hexies required hand quilting.
For the hand quilting, I used pearl cotton embroidery thread.
I used white for the bangles and navy for the border hexies.
Fussy cutting lent to an AWESOME hexy in the border ;D
This quilt will eventually belong to our future (someday) grandchild. ;D
You can read all about this quilts evolution HERE.
Spring 2013 Blogger's Quilt Festival over at Amy's Creative Side.
You can check it out HERE