Friday, October 28, 2011

Bloggers Quilt Festival Time

Its been awhile since I posted anything but I really wanted to join in Amy's Blogger Quilt Festival again. I call this quilt 'Chicken and Stars' and I just finished it this week!! This is a baby quilt that was made for my brothers second child, but I started two years ago for their first :-). I made one chicken block then found out that baby was a girl so I decided to make her a girly quilt instead. When they found out that baby #2 was a boy I decided to pull it back out and finish it for him. Now I know that chickens might be an odd choice for a baby quilt but you have to understand that my brother loves chickens. He has been obsessed with chickens since he was a kid, and yes he does have real chickens.
Ok, so I had this two year old chicken block and no real plan for this quilt. I made a normal star block in a solid red to go with and I hated it. So I put back in a box. My SIL calls about a month ago to tell me she was in preterm labor and they were trying to stop it. This gives me a good reason to pull it out and think about it again. I decide I want to try something new so I made a wonky star block in the same polka dots and I loved it! Then I decided on its placement and that I wanted prairie points on the quilt too. Let me just say that I wasn't sure I was going to like this quilt the whole time I was making it, I just couldn't see it finished in my head.
I made this label on my computer then printed it on printer fabric and I love the way it turned out. I love it because it was super easy and so unique.
I am so happy with the way this quilt turned out. It is currently in the mail to the new little baby, He can have his own blanket in the NICU, and I know that they will all love it! It is so perfect for the son of my baby brother!