I know I just blogged about this pretty recently, but I thought it would be fun to share it along with all of the other amazing quilts that are linked up for the Blogger's Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side!
I originally started making this for one of my husbands co-workers. He had told them that liked to sew and make quilts, and said they would love to see some that I've made, and maybe get some. I'm not so sure what happened to that idea... but I really love it and
My favorite part about this quilt is the tree and flowers! I wanted to add a little something that went along with the prints, and I had a blast drawing and stitching these up! I definitely want to do more applique like this on more projects! (Originally I started out painting and drawing, and I always have this itching to combine that with quilting and fabric, but never seem to actually get anything out... this was my first step and I feel like now the door is opening that I won't be so hesitant to try more things! This quilt is kind of exciting to me for that reason.)
I added the applique after basting.... so the stitching shows on the back as well.
I took all of these pictures before I washed it, but I am even happier with it out of the dryer! It has the perfect amount of crinkle, as well as some fun poofy-ness in the tree and flowers that I love! I've always been nervous about washing the quilt once I'm done, but it may be my new favorite part!
The orange binding was a bit out of my comfort zone, but it is what everyone liked best (over a turquoise that matched the back) but I'm glad I did it! This quilt was a stretch and a joy for me!
Fabric: Riley Blake's Happier Collection & Kona Snow
Binding: Kona Orange
Appliques: also Kona's
Size: ~ 30" by 40"
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