I have always enjoyed the Blogger's Quilt Festival - thank you Amy, for hosting!
This year, I'm sharing my Bubble Trail baby quilt. It is still (somewhat embarassingly) my only 2012 finish. My readers know that I have been student teaching and just graduated undergrad - unfortunately, as much as I tried to make time, there wasn't much to be had the first half of this year. That is changing, however (and this blog will be too!)
On to the quilt. This idea started festering in my brain when I found out about my soon-to-be sil's pregnancy. Actually, originally, I intended to use a FQ bundle of Valorie Wells's Wrenly for that quilt, but somehow, the bubble idea popped into my head. I wish I could tell you how - I honestly have no idea. But when I thought of it I LOVED the idea as a baby quilt.
I have always enjoyed machine applique (raw edge) and its look. Plus, what better than to practice techniques on a baby quilt? Also, I've always loved sewing in rainbow. Thus, a quilt was born (hallelujah!)
What I learned: I love using a neutral solid (in this case, the Kona white) as a dominant part of the quilt. Very modern, haha! When I thought of the bubble wand, I knew I couldn't ignore it; trust my instincts and it works! I also controlled my stippling better, and greatly enjoyed the effect of rainbow stippling on white (it's difficult to see but here's a picture of green and blue together):
I didn't want to give it away but I can think of no one better than my baby niece. I also FMQed her name into the bottom (Audriana):
If you would like to read my original posting about this quilt, you can see it here.
Enjoy the other (beautifulamazinggorgeous) quilts and thank you for stopping by! :)