Friday, May 13, 2011

A little bit more France - a quilt finish {aka Blogger's Quilt Festival}

Those of you visiting me for the first time, welcome! Those who have been reading me for a while, I am finally revealing the quilt for my daughter. Just in time for Amy's Blogger's Quilt Festival.

This quilt is very special to me because it's going to be for my daughter's first big girl bed. Yeah, I'm probably crazy making a 2 year old a quilt.  But if you could see how much she loves, "mommy's quilts", you would understand. Every time I bring one out she rolls herself up in it or comes to grab an end and help me hold it up. So I knew she had to have one for her bed.

This quilt started with this table I got a Home Goods. When I found the matching end tables later I knew I wanted to do her room in a Parisian theme. When I found Monaluna's Vive La France line, I knew I had the fabrics I wanted. And then I saw Monica Solorio-Snow's Rectangle Reverie. It was exactly what I was looking for!! Everything came together so well.


If anyone has tips for photographing large quilts, I'd love to hear them! I struggle every time.


Here's a closeup of some of my favorite fabrics.

The amazing Margaret quilted this for me. She found a design that looks like a Fleur-de-lis that was perfect for this quilt. Here's a close up of her work.

As usual, I pieced my label into the backing.

I know this quilt will probably get some serious heavy use, but I'm happy with that. I know it will be well loved! In fact, she's already asking to set up her big girl bed so she can use it!


Quilt stats:
Size: 78"x88"
Fabrics: A mixture but mostly Robert Kaufman Vive La France and Moda's Lily and Will
Finished: 5/1/11


Thanks for stopping by. Make sure you check out the other fabulous quilts at the Blogger's Quilt Festival!

Amy's Creative Side


58 comments:

Miss M! said...

So pretty! You know I'm a pink and green girl already, but I love the pattern too. It just goes to show that you can make something interesting and beautiful out of simple squares and rectangles.

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

Oh Becky, its just beautiful! How gorgeous for a little girl's room, she will be so thrilled with it. Love the patterns,the fabrics, the quilting, everything! My DD is just gone 3 and totally wants her own quilt, and is jealous of the ones I do for other people, so I have no doubt your little lady understands exactly how special a quilt is, having seen you working on them.

Elizabeth D. said...

Awwww! It's oh-so-pretty, Becky! I love it!! As for photographing large quilts, my best advice is to find a big thing you can clip your quilt to - a fence or something - and use some big clips or clamps. Really tall friends come in handy for quilt photoshoots, too :)

Josurin said...

It's fabulous. I love the combination of green and pink. Lily and Will is such a cute line - it looks great in this quilt.

Live a Colorful Life said...

Becky, this is a fabulous quilt. What fun fabrics! When my DIL and I finished my 3-year-old grandson's quilt (which I seriously wish she would post on BQF!), he kept saying, "you made this just for ME???" Heart melting...

Sara @ Sew Sweetness said...

Oh my gosh, it's AWESOME! I love the fabrics you picked, it's PERFECT!!!

Kati said...

So pretty! I love all these fabrics together. I'm sure she'll love it.

Lisa said...

What a great quilt! Everything about it is wonderful. The fabrics, the pattern, the quilting . . . Just love it!

bearpaw said...

Love this quilt! Very simple yet sophisticated design, love that dark green with all the pinks too - very unusual! And all the Parisian themed fabric is fabulous

quiltilicious said...

That is a gorgeous looking quilt

fallingforpieces said...

Wonderful use of this fabric, really lets it shine. And the quilting is amazing!

stitchinpenny said...

Perfect for your daughter,

Janet said...

It is so pretty. A perfect little girl quilt. I love the Eiffel Tower fabric.

Lee said...

Oh Becky, I love it!! I've never seen this Rectangle Reverie pattern, but now it's on my to-do list! The fabric and colors are just beautiful.

Jessica said...

Oh my Becky I love this! Such a perfect pattern and perfect fabric for a little girl, so sweet!! Great job!

Jan said...

Love the fabric and pattern choices. Beautiful.

Allie said...

*squeal* I LOVE THIS! What a fabulous quilt!

Kristie said...

The little "interruptions" in the green sashing make this quilt for me! So sweet!

Katie B. said...

WOW! Becky, I'm in love with this quilt. Lovely color palette. I know this quilt will be adored by your daughter for many years!

P.S. Love the fleur de lis quilting!

Patchwork and Play said...

Your daughter will always cherish her pink and green French quilt! Beautiful!

emedoodle said...

Beautiful!! :) I love the colors too!

Alicia said...

This absolutely gorgeous! I love the choice of fabrics!

Eileen said...

what an adorable quilt with such a sweet story behind it!! i think little girls or boys deserve great quilts and your little girl is fortunate to have it. you did a nice job on photos, too. love those fabrics!! thanks for sharing and have a great day

Kelli said...

Very pretty!
Perfect for a little girl!

BJ said...

Lovely. Would love to see pics of the room.

Karen said...

This is a beautiful quilt for your daughter. Love the fabric and the design you chose. The quilting is wonderful also.

The Calico Cat said...

Great quilt! Love the solid green that you paired with those prints.

Debbie said...

So much I love about this! Love the theme for your daughter! The pattern & fabrics are just great together - and those fleur de lis - wow. perfect. & I feel your pain about photographing large quilts - I struggle with that too! Nicely done!

Debbie said...

Darn. I did a 'cut & paste' boo-boo. My previous comment was incorrectly linked! (Sorry Marci!)

Ariana said...

Ooooh, I love quilts so when I saw you had a quilting blog I quickly popped on over hoping for some prettiness.

And wow, that is honestly one of the most gorgeous quilts I've ever seen!! It is so so gorgeous!! I love the fabrics and how you laid them out and the stitching on the top is so pretty. You are so talented!

Leila said...

Oh you even quilted it with Fleur de Lis that is so clever! Beautiful quilt!

Lotti said...

Really lovely quilt, I always think that pink, green and white goes so well together, it's a really fresh combination

Denise in PA said...

It's beautiful! I bet your daughter loves it. It's so sophisticated and the two lines go together beautifully. Perfect choice for the quilting too! I think you did a good job photographing it. I also struggle with how to photograph my quilts.

Teresa said...

WOW its GORGEOUS! What a lucky girl!

Me aka Supermom said...

Ooh-la-la! Love it (as the very wanna-be French Fancy Nancy would say!)

Melinda said...

I love the quilt! And the fleur de lis in the quilting really adds a great touch!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

Hi Becky, another Becky here and your quilt is beautiful. I don't think you need any improvement in your photography of the larger quilts, I like how you've already done it. :)

quilthexle said...

Wonderful quilt - I love Paris, and seeing your quilt lets me dream of traveling there!

Anne Ida said...

Oh, that is such a beautiful quilt! And your daughter will be so proud to have her very own quilt on her big-girl bed. I'm sure she is going to love it to death, and as far as I'm concerned that is the best life for a quilt :o)

Anne at Film and Thread said...

Love the colors and love the fleur-des-lis quilting. Sometimes I think we need a crane to lift up these big quilts to photograph them.

Vicki said...

Great quilt, I love that pattern!

Linz said...

Beautiful!!! The pattern is darling and your quilting is amazing!! Great work my friend!!

Andrea Pisano said...

I love it! great colors,very feminine

felicity said...

Ooh la la! Fantastique! I am certain your little one will love it. I love that quilting - the fleur de lis is one of my favourite motifs.

ANudge said...

That is a great quilt! Becky.

siobhan said...

Elle est très belle. Very Chic :)

Manda said...

I like your photos and this quilt is gorgeous. I love the fabrics you've used too!

Hollie said...

What perfection! Your daughter is very lucky!

Cynthia said...

What a great quilt! I love the pattern and the fabrics are so cute! I think your pictures are nice--great close-ups! Since I can never find 2 people to hold up my big quilts, I always tack them up to the outside of my balcony and then go down below to shoot the picture so I can get a shot of the whole thing...they aren't spectacular, since the house is in the background, but it works.

Kate said...

Very pretty! Very lucky little girl.

Desley said...

Great fabrics! What a beautiful quilt for your daughter.

grendelskin said...

Oh my, what an elegant quilt! Your kid is going to have exquisite taste. What a great Mom she has!

a.niza said...

I ♥ the quilt and the quilting motifs...awesome

Karen said...

What a lovely quilt. I like the difference that the rectangles give it, and the fabric is sooo pretty!

Rachel said...

What a pretty quilt!! I love those Paris fabrics, though I am a sucker for anything France. LOL Thanks for sharing your quilt with us.

Cheers!
Rachel
http://www.dewberrylane.com

Sherry said...

I'm a big fan of pink & green. Your quilt is awesome, front to back!

Heather A said...

I love this and the story! What a lucky "big girl"! I love this quilt so much, I think it's the pattern I will make for a wedding quilt I want to make for this coming October. I have a bunch of Heather Ross fabrics that I'd like to feature and I think this pattern would do that nicely! So DOUBLE thanks!

Rebecca said...

This is such a pretty quilt! I don't think you are crazy- I would to totally make a quilt for a 2 year old.

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