Friday, April 17, 2009
Hi. Welcome to the Blogger's Quilt Festival. Amy over at Park City Girl thought it would be fun to make a Virtual Quilt Festival, where we could all have a convenient way to enjoy other blogger's favorite quilts. Sounds fun to me!
This is my favorite quilt that I have done so far. I made it for my goddaughter Margaret Marie (who we generally call Meggy). She is three, and lives and hour's drive away from me. Her mom and I both wanted to make something that would last for a long time, and that she could use for years without it becoming too "kiddish".
The fabric is Peas and Carrots by American Jane (mostly) and the pattern is from an American Quilting and Patchwork Magazine. I machine pieced it, and quilted it with a walking foot on my little Kenmore. I had a few moments where I thought it was just going to be too busy, and that it would be a complete failure and my friend would feel like she had wasted the money she spent on fabric for this quilt. But in the end, I love it. I love going to visit and seeing it on Marie's bed, and I love the fact that even if we move away from each other, she will still be able to feel my love and prayers snuggling her as she sleeps.
Thanks for checking out my quilt! Now, go see the rest of the First Annual Blogger Quilt Festival !