Amy, over at Amy’s Creative Side hosts quilt festival twice per year. I’ve participated a couple of times and thought I’d go ahead and share a quilt for this round.
The quilt I’m sharing today is one I made for my oldest daughter for Christmas. I’ve blogged about it before but it got lost in the “crazy Christmas Quilt Post” so I thought I’d drag it out today and get some better photos of it (since the last ones were taken during our gray Kentucky winter.)
I love this quilt because I made it up myself. I’ve got a great love for novelty prints but they can be hard to use in a quilt. My design process always starts with the fabric, so I challenged myself to find a way to incorporate multiple novelty prints into one quilt.
I found this great Michael Miller print in Utah last summer and wanted to find a way to make some quilt squares with it.
The original intention was to make 12 courthouse step blocks. However, as I got going I decided it would be too busy with all of the novelty prints and decided to just “wing it” and go for a more improvisational design.
I think my favorite parts are the borders. They are graduated widths of scraps. The bottom borders are gray and the top borders are pink.
I think I might make an entire quilt, just like those borders. (add that one to the never ending to do list!!)