Okay, first you have to notice the little gift I gave to myself. Check out the tiny little icon up in the address bar for this blog. Do you see the little quilty star motif? It is called a favicon and I put one over on my www.QuiltedJoy.com site too. I love integration!
Today I want to show you a quilt I finished over the summer but I had to keep it a big secret until Christmas. It is a bright fun baby quilt that is an I Spy alternative. I used all the fun novelty fabric in my stash and included as many BRIGHT fabrics as I could.
Oh, and I used a blanket stitch to finish the binding from the front. I hadn’t done it this way before and it looks great, don’t you think?
I used an all over edge to edge quilting pattern for this quilt and it really gives it a nice texture. My favorite thing is the yummy neon yellow Superior Thread Brytes thread I used on the top. It is so playful and holds up well to the loud voice from all those fabrics.
This special baby quilt went to my should-have-been-my-sister awesome friend, Juliet. Her little boy just turned one and is learning Danish and English. She married a fantastic Danish man, Ole, and the three of them will soon be moving back to the states! LUCKY ME!
This quilt isn’t meant to be an heirloom or a wall hanging. The thing that would please me most is to get a call from Juliet in a few years to let me know that the quilt has been loved on/slept on/played on with such energy that the quilt just fell apart. Baby quilts are meant to be used and used up in my humble opinon!
I also had to include a photo of the feet holding up the quilt for the pictures. My mom gets a huge kick out of spotting the feet sprouting out of quilt photos. So this picture is for her. I wonder if she’ll recognize whose toes those are?