Sunday, 20 May 2012

Bloggers` Quilt Festival

Yes, it`s that time of year when Amy generously opens the doors to her virtual quilt festival. If you are a first time visitor here or an old time follower - welcome!

Last October, I entered this quilt

This time, I`m entering the 1001 Sleepless Nights baby quilt I made for baby George.


George was born last December. He`s my cousin Dan`s second child.  I first met Dan`s partner Jacqui when they visited Marrakech, our home, in October 2010.  Jacqui was taking part in a trek across the Sahara for Help for Heroes.  While it was my cousin`s first visit here, she is a long time visitor to Marrakech and absolutely loves it.

 
When I knew they were expecting George, I decided to make him a quilt and wanted it to reflect our connection with his parents and their visit here. Together with a little blue Terrain fabric, 1001 Peeps was the perfect line with its depiction of oriental life and the palette of blues and greens are boyish, bright and attractive. I had wanted to make a plus quilt for a long time and this was the perfect opportunity.


To give a pop of colour, I bound it in a zingy orange...


  and did a little hand stitching in orange perle.


I backed it in a simple green candy stripe...and lightly quilted it so that it was nice and smooshy for George.


...and it was well received.  Perfect for an afternoon lie down.


Now I`m off to the festival to have a look at the amazing quilts, which have been submitted. If you haven`t already, go see the amazing talent out there. Thanks Amy for hosting this fabulous bi-annual event!



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31 comments:

Heather D. said...

Beautiful - the baby, and the quilt! I love the little pops of orange that you added.

susan said...

Gorgeous quilt for gorgeous George!

Jan said...

Such a perfect quilt for a baby boy.

CitricSugar said...

Lovely quilt! I have a stash of Peeps put away but haven't found the right project yet. This is definitely a nudge...

Sandy Weaver said...

Lovely quilt! I like the orange binding. It really adds pizzazz

Leanne said...

I love this quilt and it is so nice to see it again. Clearly George loves it too.

Margaret said...

lovely!

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Toni said...

Fabulous quilt, Annabella! And I love the shot of George and Zaki on the quilt!

diane said...

such a sweet quilt. I'm hoping to get caught up on all the entries since I'll be at #1 son's house this week and won't be sewing.

Kelly said...

Gorgeous quilt and baby!

Bethany (Make Me A Quilt) said...

What a perfect little quilt for the baby boy. :) The yellow binding looks really sharp against the blues in the quilt top!

Debbie said...

One of my favorite plus quilts! It's lovely.

Danny Heyen said...

I love this entry! I have a thing for Lizzy House and this is one of my favorite lines of hers! Great job!

Charlotte said...

that's such a lovely quilt, and what a great name! I really love Lizzy House fabrics and they are perfect for the Marrakech connection!

Janet said...

Lovely! This quilt screams Marrakesh and the orient. Perfect for a mom who has trekked across the Sahara.

Catherine said...

great choice for the festival, love this one

purduepam said...

Love the pop of orange binding.

Cherie said...

Gorgeous quilt! Perfect tones of blue. The pattern works really well to highlight them. Loving the orange binding too! =D

Flying Blind... said...

Love this one! (Hope you weren't expecting me to trek the Sahara!) x

Patchwork and Play said...

Great quilt! I love the touches of orange contrasts against the blues!

Katy Cameron said...

I love this quilt, but I do hope you didn't curse them with 1001 sleepless nights ;o)

Ariane said...

Gorgeous little quilt!!!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Beautiful! Love the fabrics and the orange binding works so well. Such a great gift!
The hand quilting is gorgeous too :)

Archie the wonder dog said...

Fabulous quilt! I don't remember noticing the orange hand quilting before and I love it!

Catherine said...

Love the colours!

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

What a cute quilt! I like the color and the touch of hand quilting.

Camilla said...

Lovely and 1001 peeps is perfect for Marrakech -wht an exotic place to live. We plan to visit in 3 or 4 years!

Rogene Robbins said...

Wonderful baby quilt!

lemony lucy said...

Very cute.

tusen said...

So great to see this quilt again (and the little recipient, too). And I still think the orange binding was a perfect choice.

Maggie said...

Annabelle, this is such a sweet quilt. I particularly love the handstitching!