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10.15.2009

Fall Quilt Show

Amy of Park City Girl is hosting a Fall Quilt Show. I have had the opportunity to browse through the entries of about a quarter of the participants, and they are truly stunning. There are some seriously talented quilters out there! I love how people are so generous with their talent and knowledge and choose to post their work for others to admire and learn from. Being a novice at this, I was hesitant to post a quilt of my own... but I finally finished Baby M's soccer quilt, and decided I would join in.

The quilt is small and fraught with all sorts of errors: seams not lining up, puckers in the quilting, crooked quilting lines, etc. But I love it anyway... I purchased the soccer fabric a few weeks after finding out we were expecting a boy, knowing Mikey would love it. I chose the red and blue for the blocks because they were the only fabrics that matched that I actually had enough of... and the white was added to keep it from looking too busy. Mikey calls it Baby M's Fourth of July Soccer quilt, which makes me giggle. I was happy to see the little guy get right on the floor with his quilt the second I set it down. Imperfect as it is, I know it will be loved.


This photo was take pre-washing, right after I finished hand stitching the binding -- so don't look too closely, or you'll see where I picked out the incredibly crooked quilting I had done but hated!

Thanks for looking!

14 comments:

Lonci said...

I love this:)

MARIKA said...

Cheerful beautiful quilt !

Zonnah said...

I love how you used color in this quilt!

Deborah said...

Love the colors and the way you placed the blocks makes it look like the streak of lightning variation of log cabin.

Kaye Prince said...

So cute and I love the picture of your little boy with it!

Leila said...

I love the soccer print and how you placed the red and blue.

Carol said...

Oooh. Love it. My first ones were nowhere near that good.

Lis said...

I'm so glad you posted your quilt - and the great picture of your little one, it made me smile. Lovely quilt.

linda said...

It was made from love!! Beautiful!

SewCalGal said...

Beautiful Quilt. Lovely colors, fabrics, design. You did a fantastic job.

Thanks for sharing and participating in the Bloggers Quilt Festival.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Leslie said...

this is great...looks loved already

AnnieO said...

Very sweet quilt story and even cuter pics! I like how your socks match the quilt and your little boy is a pretzel bending that way. Sure to be a much loved quilt, no matter what flaws you think it has. Thank you for sharing your quilt's story.

Chase said...

great photos and the quilt is cute!

Parties, Tabletops and Friends said...

Beutiful quilt! The colors and print selections are wonderdul.
And the happy Baby M, looks ready to start enjoying his new quilt made by his mommy.