Welcome to my Blogger's Quilt Festival entry! I'm very excited about Amy's 3rd online quilt festival- check out her post and list of participants if you haven't already and join the fun!
The quilt I am showing is my Flower Patch quilt. It's a simple quilt of mostly pink squares, but
it makes me think of a garden full of pink flowers, with rays of yellow sunlight kissing the blooms.
I started it in February, when the dark and brooding winter was just beginning to give way to spring flowers. It was a pleasure to work on at that time of year, especially since my 2 daughters helped me choose and arrange the fabrics.
Because this quilt feels so celebratory of spring's new life and all things girly, I thought it would make a perfect baby gift for one of 3 expecting couples that we know. Only it turns out that they all had, or are having, boys.... so there are more quilts to make, and a baby girl out there with a Flower Patch coming her way! Maybe she'll have a flower name, and that would be perfect.
Even in it's simplicity, this quilt is notable in my repertoire as the first quilt that I quilted with a walking foot, which was delicious experience after 2 years of quilting without one. It or my hand sewing kit are my new favorite sewing things- what's yours?