Monday, February 7, 2011

Love Nest!

After seeing Annemarie's post on January 24th, about the Love Nest Quilt Contest, I knew I wanted to enter the quilt I finished last fall for our bed. Since I posted about it more than 2 months ago, I need to create a new post. Now we all get to enjoy looking at it again. The original post can be found here.

Here is the huge quilt. We only have a full size bed but I made it extra wide so we have plenty of quilt to cuddle up under. The pattern name is Twiggy (found here) and I have kept the name even though I changed it up a little. I added the borders and the appliqued birds. I also used just my most favourite fabrics and not a layer cake as suggested.

 Here it is on our bed. The main Twiggy pattern covers the top and the extra borders go down the sides.

 Close up of the borders. I only outlined the blue triangle and center square when I quilted.

 Close-up of the top. I outlined the green stems, birds and added details to the leaves. I free-motioned on all the cream fabric.

The back. My then 4 year old son, helped me by taking the outside pictures. My husband and I are holding up the quilt. I still love this quilt and it is nice to finally be sleeping under one of my own quilts every night.

Thanks to Annemarie for hosting this contest. Go and check out the other quilts - they are all so beautiful. Voting goes from February 10th to 16th at Annemarie's blog Gen X Quilters.

1 comment:

  1. Lovely quilt! I love that you added the borders too. I currently have a double quilt on our queen bed - and there is nowhere near enough quilt!

    Thanks for entering your quilt in the Love Nest Quilt Contest and best of luck!

    AnneMarie @ Gen X Quilters


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