My entry in the fall festival is one that I've posted about before, but I just love this quilt, so we're going to visit with it one more time before it goes away...to live with someone else!
I entered this quilt in the local 4-H fair. Talk about stepping out of the comfort zone! These were the notes on the back of my entry tag. And yes, next year, I'll give the quilt a thorough going-over to check for loose threads before submitting it.
For the quilting, I made concentric squares around the outer and inner squares. I alternated red and pink thread.
I don't know why, but I just love a pieced strip like this across the back of a quilt. I also alternated red and pink fabrics for the binding.
And here is the top! I was inspired by one of Amanda Jean's quilts. I think she called it her Flea Market Fancy quilt--she used much more white sashing. I had started this back in January. I had just completed three bed-size quilts for my children, and I wanted to work on something smaller, and I needed to be able to use only stash fabrics. Done and done! This quilt measures about 45" by 45". A nice lap size.
Or a nice chunky baby size, I'd say. This pretty quilt is going off to live in New Hampshire with a pretty baby I have not yet met--but I've seen her pictures, and she's gorgeous!
I'll be heading out to the post office after I check out some other entries in the quilt festival. Happy fall to you all!