Thursday, June 4, 2015

Sanibel Summer Quilt

A few weeks ago, my brother and sister-in-law had a perfect little baby girl! Olivia Marie is my first niece, and it's my first time being an aunt! Yay! I haven't blogged (or sewn anything really) in ages because college blah blah blah. But it's over and it's summer and there is time to sew!
So anyways, sewing for Olivia. I won this jelly roll of Sanibel by Moda from the lovely blog Stitching and Bacon. I love the colors, stitching this together was creating a rainbow during the rainy weather we've been having. The little Adirondack chairs just made me dream of days in my backyard with a good book and many happy days to come for my little niece.

Now the quilting. So I started by doing some free motion loops, but soon discovered something was off with either the tension or my own timing. Spent a few days ripping out half a quilts worth of loops, that was fun. After that I was ready to do some straight-ish lines. I didn't mark them, just stitched along. I backed it with a blue dot voile kind of fabric that I bought at JoAnn's awhile back.

So bright, so pretty. And of course there were some scraps that I had to make into a pillow. :)

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  1. terrific job! So happy and cheerful and just like the name Olivia!
    I used to go to Sanibel Beach in Fl by the way! LeeAnna at not afraid of color

  2. Fantastic! The fabrics are bright and cheery perfect for your new niece. Enjoy you summer quilting!