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Addy’s crib quilt – Blogger’s Quilt Festival

I’ve been meaning to share photos of this quilt for a few weeks but hadn’t gotten around to it until now, so what a great reason to share than to be part of the Blogger’s Quilt Festival! Some would call it serendipity, some might call it fate, but it all started when I was planning the room colours for my youngest’s bedroom (she’s now 2). As a graphic designer I work with a myriad of colour combinations and palettes on a regular basis, and I happened across a palette that wasn’t overly girly, but unique, and (I think) was just gorgeous together – white, navy, light aqua/teal, and a pinky coral. I LOVED it! So I mixed a batch of custom chalk paint for the furniture, painted the walls and got to work. I also made a twin quilt for her “big girl” bed, but that will be another post for another time.

Shortly after she was born I was browsing around my local Chapters store and did I not find four Wonderland prints from Rifle Paper Co. on SALE! I have total admiration for Anna Bond and her paintings/illustrations, so when I found these prints, and they matched the colours for Addy’s room, I just HAD to have them. Fast forward to late last year when the Rifle Wonderland collection for Cotton & Steel came out, I just knew I had to incorporate the fabric somehow into her room, because it was meant to be! As her big quilt was already finished, I started planning an oversized crib quilt, that would work for both the crib, and then as a throw when she outgrew the crib (which is fast approaching!).

I created this quilt as an oversized Crystal Star block, using a solid Kona, a couple of Cotton and Steel basics, and the teacups print from Wonderland. The final size is 56″ x 56″ and was created with HSTs and four solid corner blocks – a quick and easy project! I had just enough of a super soft Robert Kaufman chambray to use for the backing and then used a white with silver glitter dot fabric that I got from our local guild stash sale for the binding. I quilted the blocks using a coral and teal Glide thread in simple angled lines so it wouldn’t be dense, but soft and cuddly.

One of the things I love about making quilts for my girls is that they’ll (hopefully) have them for a very long time, will comfort them, and keep them warm, and so far they love them, which makes me happy. And the little lady herself wanted to be part of the photoshoot, so just because she so darn cute and was sooo good while I tidied her room and set her hoard of stuffies aside for these pictures, here she is, sticky face, boogers and all!

For those of you stopping by via the Blogger’s Quilt Festival, thanks for checking out my quilt and be sure to check out the rest of the amazing quilts on the tour!

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    Jan Altomare
    September 24, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    This is just perfect with her pink crib. The large block is something I would like to try at some point. Thanks for sharing.

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    The Joyful Quilter
    September 24, 2017 at 1:44 am

    One of these days, I really want to try making a “quilt block on steroids.” Yours turned out GREAT!!

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    Roseanne @ Home Sewn By Us
    September 23, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    Hi Jenn,
    OH MY GOODNESS! She is just adorable. I had to pop over because my great-nephew was just born three weeks ago, but had he been a girl he was going to be Addison. I’ve been calling him Addy for months (they didn’t find out the gender). What a sweetheart and a wonderful quilt for her. I am sure she feels the love in every stitch. ~smile~ Roseanne

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    Tu-Na Quilts
    September 23, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    Very pretty! Love the colors. Kids grow up way too fast.

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    September 20, 2017 at 11:40 am

    Your quilt looks great. I think the colours are stunning and work so well together.

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      September 20, 2017 at 11:47 am

      Thanks so much Karen!

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    September 19, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    nicely done love the bright colors

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      September 20, 2017 at 11:49 am

      Thanks Ann!!

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    September 19, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    Beautiful! Love the straight line quilting you added. I have to admit, I was so distracted by the hot pink crib in your photos! SO cool! That makes me want to paint ours!

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      September 20, 2017 at 11:48 am

      Thanks so much Laura! We painted her crib, a dresser (for clothes and change table top) as well as a side table top and shelf on the other side of the room. I absolutely love how it turned out!

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