Heather and I have sewn for many years, for me personally I think it all started with some pj pants, but we first learned to quilt 3 years ago when we were expecting babies only 1 week apart. (And they ended up 2 days apart.) We made our first quilt for our babies, the quilt I am sharing today is the 2nd quilt I ever made.
I used Chocolate Lollipop fabric by the fabulous Anna Maria Horner for Freespirit. (I think there are some other odds and ends thrown in there.) We did use a purchased pattern but I cannot find it to credit it for the life of me!
I think this is my favorite block. The funny thing is that Heather always goes for pinks, and I go for blues...in our fabric choices, decorating, etc.. So we decided that for these quilts we would pick outside our normal ranges...so you guessed it, Heather's (same quilt) is blue. And we both in the end admitted we liked each others better...and have planned for some time to switch them when we can.
So wouldn't you know it that my favorite block is blue and green :)
Our amazing aunt Wendy who is a fabulous crafter taught us many of our quilting tricks. Bless her heart she had to put up with some ridiculous questions. She is also an amazing machine quilter, and she does all of our quilts.
(If you're in the Utah area send us an email and we'll get you her info!)
Here is one thing I learned. Don't do polka dot binding unless it's very small. I didn't know to look at it on the bias, which on the bias it is straight dots, and thus doesn't look too great. My favorite bindings are stripes and ginghams. I also like a bright color for the binding that just pops.
I only ever have two choices for my backing. I can either pick my very favorite fabric (which I did here) because then I can flip it over and enjoy the solid backing just as much. And I don't really pay to much attention to how it may relate to the front (although of course I have it match.) My other backing choice is minky...it is just so much more snuggly and thus more used!
There you have it! A quilt by yours truly :) We may throw these ones in here and there...hope you enjoy them! Linking with AmyLouWho.
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