Yesterday, I finally finished sewing down the binding on this quilt that I started back before I had Alexander and Oliver. You can read about it here. As I was reading this post, I was thinking how funny it was that at the time little did I know as we headed on our trip (to Adalaide) we were already pregnant with Alexander! And three years later here I am!
The inspiration for this quilt came from a quilt in the Down Under Quilts magazine called Strawberry Fields. You can view it here. I was absolutely obsessed by this quilt by Sarah Fielke! Since that time, she co-published a book called Material Obsession and that quilt is in the book. I had recently purchased a fat quarter bundle of Moda's Mary Engelbreit fabrics called Friends and Flowers which was popular at the time. What ever happened to Mary and Moda? She was so popular but quickly disappeared from designing fabric for Moda... Anyway, this quilt is my own design measurements because I wanted to be able to use the fat quarter bundle, which I wouldn't have been able to with the original design. I had to do a lot of tweaking and measuring and fussy around to get it right so that I could use those fat quarters and not have to buy any extra, except for the red spots and border fabric. Then, of course, true to my personality, I had to make it bigger. The finished quilt is now over 100 inches square. I didn't even bother to measure, let's just say it's King size. I'm also proud to say I quilted it on my domestic machine as well! I stuck with an all over stippling because of the gigantic size and I am happy I did--anything else would have driven me crazy.
So, anyway, this is my entry to the Blogger's Quilt Festival which you can read about here. If you are not able to visit Quilt Market in Salt Lake City then sit back, have a cup of tea and enjoy the festival here.