Welcome to those who are popping over from Blogger's Quilt Festival! For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about, bloggers from all over are posting their favorite quilts and their stories. Because every quilt has a story...
This story began when my sister announced that I was going to have a new nephew. I wanted to make him a quilt using Red Letter Day by Lizzy House. I'm just crazy for those little ducks! I also wanted to improv this one. My sister and her husband are both architects therefore very design conscious and modern. I wanted to make a modern quilt but still babyish.
Malka Dubrawsky's Twinkle design was the main inspiration for this. I had never done pieced curves before and used this method. After the circles were made, I added varying bands of white to the outside of them to give it a little more of an organic feel. The rest was just adding a lot more white and some blocks of color here and there. This was also my first time using a quilting foot. I used the backing strips as my guide for quilting this one, and the foot and guide made quilting this a cinch. I also added a personal note to my nephew using my mom's fancy Bernina... "Love, Aunt Heather" - like the ending of a endearing letter. Or it could be read as a subliminal message, "Love Aunt Heather."
Modern, babyish, fun colors, clean... perfect for the new baby, who now is about 6 months and is the chubbiest, cutest, happiest guy around.
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