Thursday, May 23, 2013

Cherry Blossoms Baby Quilt

I'm so excited to be sharing this quilt for the first time and to be entering it into the
 Baby Quilts category for the Blogger's Quilt Festival.
My timing on finishing this quilt also happened to line up perfectly with a tree that is just starting to bloom (making for an extra fun photo shoot ;o).
 Denyse Schmidt's Single Girl pattern has been calling to me for ages and since I may have a new niece any day now, I found the perfect reason to grab some pinks and greens from my stash to make this quilt.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I used freezer paper to make it easier cutting out all those pieces for each ring.  I would highly recommend this method if the prospect of cutting and tracing out templates is making you hesitate in trying this pattern.
Sherbet Pips Play Dot in Vanilla  made for the perfect background fabric to set off those scrappy blocks.

Since this quilt is for a baby and will definitely be washed often, I decided to stick with a dense meander quilting to make it more durable.

I couldn't resist using this print from Sandi Henderson's Secret Garden collection combined with a strip of Ladder Dots in Fuschia from Denyse Schmidt's Chicopee line.  I debated a bit on using something more traditional, but  loved the fresh, modern look these fabrics give together.

 My Cherry Blossoms Baby Quilt finishes at 42" x 50"
Huge thanks to Amy for all she does to make the Blogger's Quilt Festival happen.  I love that she's given us categories to organize our entries into.  Thanks Amy!  It's been a wonderful week full of viewing gorgeous quilts and discovering new blogs.  What a great event!

Get ready to start voting for your favourite quilts starting tomorrow...

I'm linking up my quilt finish this week with Amanda Jean's Finish-it-up-Friday.


  1. Oh this is great Katherine! I love this pattern. Your colors are perfect for a sweet baby girl!

  2. It's beautiful Katherine! So much work went into that quilt, but I bet your niece will be worth it!

  3. beautiful and good thing you got your pictures taken! Are you going to Heritage Park this weekend for the Festival of Quilts?

  4. Your quilt is the back, too!

  5. It's so sweet! I have the pattern but I haven't managed to psych myself up for it yet. :-)

  6. Who can resist this lovely quilt?
    And do you know something...
    ...I just love the back of it to!!!
    Fine photos!
    You are the best:-)
    Stor kram//Maja

  7. Cherry blossoms indeed! Wonderful quilt.

  8. You've been sewing away dear girl! And what a beautiful reward you have as a result! This quilt is SO sweet!

  9. Totally crushing on this pattern!!! Your version is gorgeous! I blogged about this pattern today and showed my readers your quilt. I credited your photo and linked the image to you! Let me know if you want me to take it off. Thanks!

  10. It's lovely! I'm getting a new nephew any day, and need to make a quilt for him. This would be a fun one!

  11. I'm in love! Pink and green has been my favorite for a long time-- and this quilt just sings with happy. The quilting you chose is just perfect as well and makes the quilt just beg for baby snuggles. Your idea to use freezer paper templates is a bit of brilliance as well. Nice work!

  12. It's lovely! I think the back is just as gorgeous as the front!!


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