I'm excited to take part in my first Blogger's Quilt Festival! Amy's blog is one of the first I started reading when teaching myself to quilt way back in March. Even though I did have two quilts under my belt by time the spring quilt festival rolled around in May, I wasn't quite ready to share any of my work. Sheesh. I think I only had one blog post at that time! This time around, I am thrilled to take part and I have a very special quilt to share for a very special girl.
As part of the Madison Modern Quilt Guild, I created this little doll quilt for the Kona Challenge. We were each given a charm pack of solids to create...something. We could make a quilt, pillow, pouch...you get the idea. As long it was using solids, it was a go!
I had been wanting to try my hand at something using a chevron pattern. I also knew that I wanted to make a doll quilt for Abbie's dolls as part of her Christmas present. What a perfect opportunity to try the chevron! A small, manageable project!
I used some purples, pinks, and blues from the charm pack and, in the spirit of using things I already had on hand, a gray that I had in my stash. I was very pleased with how the chevron turned out, but I LOVED the back. I decided just to piece together some of the scraps I had from squaring off my chevron squares. I really had no idea how it would look, especially once I quilted it, but I love, love, love it! And in the spirit of using every little bit of fabric, I ended up making a little pillow for her baby doll, too. I put a little bit of purple fleece on the back. One, because the girl loves her some purple. And, two, because I will be using that purple fleece to make some diapers for her baby dolls. The quilt, pillow, diapers, and some more baby items will be put in this cute bag I found at Michael's for $3 for her very own diaper bag come Christmas. How fun! I'll blog more on her diaper bag later...
So, there she is! My first Blogger's Quilt Festival entry. Thanks, Amy, for hosting and always providing great inspiration!