Sunday, March 24, 2013

Preparing the Nest



It has seems like the Project Quilting challenges have triggered snow around my house.  Pictures for the challenges have been so hard to come by when it snows and blows every time a project deadline is here.  Today was no exception.  (Maybe if I could have my project finished in the middle of the week, this wouldn't be a problem.) 

Preparing the Nest


If you haven't heard about Project Quilting at Persimon Dreams, you can check it out here.  This is the last challenge for Season 4 except for the bonus challenge which is due in May.  Maybe I'll get my house clean now....



English Paper Pieced Hexagons.


Preparing the Nest
Project QUILTING, Season 4, Challenge 6–Hurray For Spring!
Made by Carla in Dodge City, Kansas
http://www.createinthesticks.blogspot.com/
Size 37"x 51"
Baby Quilt

Time was not on my side this week and I had to design something I could sew on the go.  English Paper Piecing was perfect.  The hexagons are scrappy  spring fabrics.  Applique and machine embroidery were other techniques used.  Quilting is a large zig zag both horizontal and vertical which was inspired by Norma Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts.
The back shows all the wonderful bumpy goodness.

Fused Applique and Blanket Stitched Bird.  Machine Embroidered Vine.





This is now my favorite.  I just love the crisp white fabric with the bright colors.  The binding is so bright and fun and the ziggy quilting just makes me happy.  This will be the perfect gift for a baby.  If I can bear to part with it.




You can Vote for your favorite Hurray For Spring quilt in this challenge HERE.

You can vote for 3, but you can only vote once. I would appreciate one of your votes if it's not too much trouble.    Voting closes on Sunday, March 31st.



I have 2 more projects to finish before the end of the month, so off I go...











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Fresh Poppy Design

15 comments:

Glinda ♥ said...

Oh, Carla, what a beautiful quilt. That bluebird is so cute! I don't think I could bear to part with it but whoever gets this will cherish it forever, I'm sure :)

Julie said...

Oh, I loooove this! So cute.

tubakk said...

So cute! This is a really good idea of using hexagons. I love it!

Carla said...

This is wonderful! Another idea for my hexies

Lisa said...

Eeek! This is beautiful! I love it!

Linda said...

Love this!!

PersimonDreams said...

wonderful! Love this! Thanks so much for joining in the fun :)

Deb said...

Love it! (the zig zags are awesome!) Welcome spring!

Foster said...

I love this. Very creative and artistic.

Michelle said...

That is so pretty!

BunkHouseQuilts said...

I really love this quilt!~ Such an awesome and yet simple design you have created. Thanks for sharing. I saw this over on Sarah's Whoop Whoop! linky party.

factotum-of-arts.com said...

This is a great idea. Wonderful finish

tahoe34 said...

Did you appliqué your hexies onto the white background?

Sarah Craig said...

Such a sweet quilt, and I went over to vote - looks like you're doing really well! Whoop whoop!!

D@TheShadyPorch said...

Lovely quilt....I love the design especially the bumpy zig-zag. Thanks for sharing it at the Rock N Share! Hope to see you again soon! Blessings, D