Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Breagha's Cartwheels Quilt

Finished quilt #11 for Breagha today.

About this quilt:  The pattern is a modern quilt design by one of my favorite bloggers (crazymomquilts), who also co-authored the book "Sunday Morning Quilts".  The pattern is offered free on her blog and is also featured at the Moda Bake Shop with the recipe for making this quilt.

As a traditional quilter for so many years, I had a little trouble switching gears and going modern.  I don't think my daughter likes modern quilts as much as she does the traditional quilts but it takes a little time to make the transition.  I will always love traditional but I am beginning to love modern - ALOT.

The fabric used in this quilt is from Connecting Threads.  The line is Just Desserts and features all those things that little ones love - ice cream, cupcakes, etc. etc.  The colors are so bright, another feature that appeals to a little one's eye.

The quilt was heavily hand quilted in the open spaces but there is no quilting in the colored fabrics.  It makes the cartwheels stand out even more as they puffed up.

Backed the quilt in a soft, very white muslin fabric.  The solid pink binding matches all the pinks in the quilt as it is from the same fabric line.

And here it is, folded and ready for it's journey to Scotland to a much beloved grandaughter.