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