Friday, May 18, 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival

 It's been about 8 1/2 months since I last blogged.  On August 25th, 2011, we welcomed the newest addition to our family, Julianna Gabriella Zito, weighing 5lbs 4 oz.  Life has been so busy but so wonderful with little Julianna!  I haven't been paper crafting very much but have been sewing up a storm! I may have to start another blog for that......

Today I'm sharing a quilt I made for the Missouri Star Quilt Co. Iron Quilter Contest.  We had to use a special ingredient in our creations - at least one charm pack of Moda's Summer Breeze fabric.  I used 3 charm packs, Moda Snow White and Summer Breeze yardage.  The the pattern is "Sparkle" by Margot Languedoc of the Pattern Basket.  The finished quilt measures  71 x 79 inches. I had a such a fun time putting together this quilt before Christmas and thank goodness baby Julianna was super co-operative during it all! The quilt was longarmed locally by Nancy Renaud of the Quilt Fairy.

I definitely learned how to quilt under pressure and strengthened my chain piecing skills while working on this quilt! The quilt turned out beautifully and is one of my favourites!  I even came in 2nd place for the contest!  I'm submitting my quilt into Amy's Bloggers' Quilt Festival - Spring 2012!

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