Monday, October 29, 2012

Bloggers' Quilt Festival 2012

has been drooled over, pined over, "oohed" and "aahed" over, coveted and pinned to Pinterest!

Don't know what I'm talking about?
Go here and get your quiltey goodness fix for a loooong time!
I'm always amazed at how creative quilter's are!

I'm entering "The Wheels on the Bus" baby quilt.
My entry number is 417.
Voting begins soon!

How much fun!

This was completed in June of this year for a very sweet baby-to-be.
Little Miss Lula.
A miracle ten years in the making.

I started these blocks a long time ago to teach myself curved piecing, got a case of Quilter's ADD (a true condition, look it up! lol) and put them away to work on something else.

Little Miss Lula's mom grew up in our church and when I received the invitation (late because of the post office) for her baby shower, I went hunting through my orphan blocks to put something together quick because all babies need a quilt don't they!

I thought, "Such happy colors and fabrics will keep a tater tot busy just looking at them for a while."
White sashing always adds a crispness that sets off very colorful blocks.  Amy Butler, Jennifer Paganelli, Moda prints I had collected, Heather Bailey and even some of my beloved vintage sheets are in here.  It's a standard crib size with a super soft vintage sheet as backing. 

Moda's "Birdie" was a perfect pick for binding.  I liked the way the circle theme is echoed and who can resist putting so much pink into a quilt when my life is so blue and full of "Snips and snails and puppy dog tails." with three growing boys!

The Mom-To-Be received some very lovely handmade things and I'm so glad to have been able to send along a quilt to wrap a sweet lil' tater tot in this winter! 

I'm submitting this to Amy's

in the "Best" of categories of:
Favorite Baby Quilt
Favorite Scrap Quilt
Favorite Bed Quilt

"The Wheels on the Bus" is a standard crib size quilt that was machine pieced and quilted by me.
A special technique was the curved piecing I learned on these blocks.

If you never go to another link here again, this is definitely one you will not want to miss!
Good luck to all the entries...they're truly all treauses and worthy of recognition!


  1. I love your Wheels on the Bus quilt.

  2. I love the bright colors and it really looks so soft and snuggly!!

  3. Very sweet little baby quilt!

  4. Great quilt! But now I have 'the wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round, round and round...' stuck in my head.

  5. What soothing colors and a fun quilt for a new baby. It's beautiful.

  6. It is so pretty. It will be treasured!

  7. This is such a pretty quilt! Great work. Lovely colors!

  8. So cute. I love the mixture of fabrics - perfect for a little baby girl.

  9. This is such a pretty baby quilt Dee!!! Love the Wheels on the Bus name. So glad Little Miss Lula has such a special quilt to keep her warm and entertained!


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