The linky party opened a few days ago and it has prompted me to finally get online and blog about the quilt I made my niece Arielle for her birth.
Pattern: Giggle + Squeak pattern from SUCH Designs
Fabrics: Various fabrics in mainly purples, greens, and greys with a few pops of blues and pinks
Methods Used: Applique, quilt-as-you-go, straight line quilting & free-motion quilting
Quilted: By me on my home machine
Dimensions: 46" x 46"
Completed: March 2014
Arielle's nursery theme was Monsters so I knew right away which pattern I would use. I bought the Giggle + Squeak pattern from Carrie of SUCH Designs a few years ago at a quilt show and she was such a lovely person to meet. It's always nice to know that people are just as wonderful in person as they seem on their blogs.
I loved adding all the little details to the faces in each block. Some definitely came out looking more monster-like than others, but I love them all.
And while this photo isn't the greatest for showing the true colors of the quilt, I love that the quilting is easy to see. I quilted each block differently as inspiration hit me. My favorite is the top center since I free-motion quilted loops and hearts in it. I also loved the top left, which is just a back and forth squiggle, but it took only a few minutes to finish so it was awesome.
These photos of Ari enjoying her quilt were actually taken over the weekend, so this is her just a few days shy of 6 months. She's shaping up to be quite the bruiser, just like her cousin Penny.
Oh, and here's one of Penny with her cousin's quilt before I sent it off. What do you guys think? Do the girls look alike???