I guess I'm a softie for new babies and new quilts. Subsequently I've made a baby quilt for each of my boys. With each quilt my skills have improved.
Evan's quilt was a simple rag quilt where none of the corners matched up, but that quilt remains a favorite. Dean's quilt was simple strips that were sewn together. It was the first real binding I had ever done, and I tied the quilt with white baby yarn because I didn't have a sewing machine that could quilt. Fast forward 3 years and I have a better machine and I've made a lot more quilts.
So for this third baby quilt I wanted to do something great. Well the great ideas didn't come. All summer long as my belly grew I contemplated the baby quilt I wanted to make. I had seen the Michael Miller collection of fabric called zoologie that had animals, and another that had bikes. I couldn't decide which I liked better until the women at the fabric store said why not use both. So I bought up some fabric, and waited for the great pattern idea to come. And it came in the form of a pin on Pinterest. Nettie over at A quilt is nice did a Pips quilt that was layed out and quilted on the diagonal. What inspiration!! I loved the rounded corners too.
So I took my fabric and inspiration and made "elephants and bikes" as I'm calling this quilt. I learned that minkie is really hard to piece. And that basting a quilt while 9 months pregnant is never easy. But that when made with love anything is possible. I just love the way this quilt turned out and the little guy it was meant for.
I'm entering this quilt in the Blogger's Quilt Festival, I'm a first timer. It's a great way to see beautiful work out there! I'm #580.