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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11 comments:

Kirsty said...

Beautiful! But I do miss you and your card work --- and yes I know I could stop by, but time escapes me lately somehow. Take care and keep up the good work!

CitricSugar said...

The quilt is gorgeous! (and so is that wee babe!)

Margaret said...

your quilt is beautiful~

margaret gunn
www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

Sarcastic Quilter said...

This is so pretty... I love this Moda line. :)

straythreads said...

Gorgeous Blue and yellow are a favorite color ccombination!!
Beautiful
Ann

sherry said...

that little babe is so cute...lucky you...the quilt is pretty nice also

Janet said...

so very pretty - both your quilt and little Julianna. She is a sweetheart.

The Thompsons said...

Congrats on the latest condition and your quilt is lovely!

Eileen said...

fabulous quilt--love the fabrics you've chosen and great design. sweet, sweet baby! and congratulations on second place--impressive! thanks for sharing and have a great day

Pieces of Sunshine said...

That's one very beautiful quilt Stephanie and an even more beautiful baby!

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